The first point release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is finally here. You can now download Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS.
This could be confusing if you are new to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 20.04 long term support LTS version was released in April this year.
Since a LTS release is supported for five years providing the same installation media ISO for five years wont be a wise thing to do.
Imagine trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 in 2022. Youll have a huge list of system updates security updates software updates and bug fixes to install right after you have a fresh install of Ubuntu.
Installing several GB of update data can be avoided thanks to these point release.
The Ubuntu team refreshes the ISO of Ubuntu 20.04 with all the bug fixes and important updates released since April 2020. There will be up to 5 more point releases for Ubuntu 20.04 in the future.