In this tutorial you will learn where to download and how to download Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ISO image for Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu desktops, Ubuntu Studio and Ubuntu 20.04 Server.

When is the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa Release date?
The Ubuntu 20.04 is not officially released yet. The release date of the Ubuntu 20.04 code name Focal Fossa is expected to be the April 23rd 2020. From this reason only 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Daily Build ISO images are available solely for testing and development purposes only. Alternatively, the users are already able to upgrade their current Ubuntu systems to Ubuntu 20.04.
Please note that this article is constantly updated.


In this tutorial you will learn:
  • Location of the latest Ubuntu 20.04 ISO image
  • How to download latest Ubuntu 20.04
  • How to download Ubuntu 20.04 from command line
  • How to keep the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ISO image up to date
Ubuntu 20.04 Download
Ubuntu 20.04 Download

Ubuntu 20.04 ISO Download locations / Daily Build

Main Daily Build live Ubuntu 20.04 download ISO image URL locations
Ubuntu System Download URL Download Page Description
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Default GNOME desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS 64-bit PC (AMD64), 64-bit ARM, PowerPC64, IBM System z Daily Build Ubuntu server with no graphical user interface by default.
Kubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Alternative KDE based Kubuntu desktop 20.04 image.
Lubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Alternative LXQt based Lubuntu desktop 20.04 image.
Xubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Alternative Xfce based Xubuntu desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Alternative Xfce based Ubuntu Studio desktop 20.04 image.

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Ubuntu 20.04 Download instructions

  1. Using your Internet web browser is one of the simplest forms on how to download the Ubuntu 20.04 ISO image. If you have graphical user interface and browser available at your disposal, simply point your browser to the one of the above Ubuntu 20.04 download URLS to begin the ISO download.
  2. Using any existing Ubuntu system you can download the Ubuntu 20.04 from command line using tools such as wget or curl. First, make sure that wget or curl commands are available on your system. To do so and depending on your preference execute one of the below commands from your terminal window:
    $ sudo apt install wget
    OR
    $ sudo apt install curl
    
    Next, simply obtain one of the above download URLs and use wget or curl to begin the Ubuntu 20.04 download. Example of downloading Ubuntu 20.04 ISO from command line:
    $ wget http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/focal-desktop-amd64.iso
    OR
    $ curl -O http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/focal-desktop-amd64.iso
    


  3. In case you need constantly to have the latest Ubuntu 20.04 ISO at your disposal the recommended Ubuntu 20.04 ISO image download is by using the zsync command. zsync is a differential file download client which will keep your ISO up to date for any changes by downloading only the updated ISO image blocks.

    Let's start by installation of the zsync command:
    $ sudo apt install zsync
    
    Next, see the above Ubuntu 20.04 download table and locate the relevant *.zsync download URL by browsing the download page of your desired Ubuntu flavor. Use the *.zsync download URL as an argument to the zsync command. Example of Ubuntu 20.04 download using zsync:
    $ zsync http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/focal-desktop-amd64.iso.zsync
    
    The initial download will take some time. However, any subsequent download to update you previously downloaded image will be much faster. To re-download the latest image update simple re-execute the above command from the same initial location. Example:
    $ zsync http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/focal-desktop-amd64.iso.zsync
    #################### 100.0% 551.6 kBps DONE      
    
    reading seed file focal-desktop-amd64.iso: *************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************Read focal-desktop-amd64.iso. Target 100.0% complete.      *****************************************
    verifying download...checksum matches OK
    used 2540175360 local, fetched 0
    
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