Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

Ubuntu Linux 20.04 - Now Supported

Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS (long-term support) is the latest release of Ubuntu, Canonical's Linux desktop and server operating system. Released in 2020, it is the successor to 18.04 LTS.

Dragon is the SCS Computing Facilities (SCSCF) supported Ubuntu Linux environment, which includes installation, access to our internal repositories and support for issues relating to the operating system and its functionality. For more information on Dragon, please see the Linux (Dragon) Management Environment page.

To request an upgrade for your current SCS supported desktop or server to Ubuntu Linux 20.04, please visit our Computer Equipment Registration Management page

For more information on minimum system requirements for Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS, please visit the Ubuntu System Requirements page. Please note that these requirement specifications do not take into account third-party software and application requirements. 

Before You Upgrade: Support Notes and Caveats

NTPD: Dragon 20.04 installs NTPD for time synchronization, in place of the vendor's default systemd-timesyncd.