Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is out now

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For Canonical fans, the latest release of Ubuntu is now available with Ubuntu "Jammy Jellyfish" 22.04 LTS (Long-term support). Not only is it a carefully tailored GNOME experience for normal desktops, but this also marks the first LTS for Ubuntu to come with support for the Raspberry Pi 4.

"With Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, the entire recent Raspberry Pi device portfolio is supported for the very first time, from the new Raspberry Pi Zero 2W to the Raspberry Pi 4", said Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading. "It’s great to see a certified Ubuntu Desktop release that includes support for the 2GB Raspberry Pi 4, giving developers all over the world access to the most affordable development desktop environment."

That's not their only focus of course, the main desktop saw plenty of upgrades with GNOME 42 (that alone has lots new), ten different accent colours for a little customization, Linux Kernel 5.15, OpenSSL 3.0 and a whole lot more. A controversial change, to some, is that Firefox is now only provided in Ubuntu as a snap, that's directly maintained by Mozilla.

Pictured - Ubuntu 22.04

On top of that, they've swapped the desktop icons around to be in the bottom right by default but there's a new Appearance setting to adjust that. You can also change some more settings for the sidebar Dock, plus they said the Dock devices and file manager integration has also been improved.

"Our mission is to be a secure, reliable and consistent open-source platform - everywhere", said Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical. "Ubuntu 22.04 LTS unlocks innovation for industries with demanding infrastructure security requirements, such as telecommunications and industrial automation, underpinning their digital transformation."

Our friends over at OMG! Ubuntu! did a rather nice video overview you should check out:

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Xetal 21 Apr
I`m waiting for Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS Version.
scaine 21 Apr
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Joey is awesome, but I can't believe I've only just discovered that he pronounces Ubuntu incorrectly (mostly - seems to nail at 3m 15s for some reason... he's toying with us!).

Great video, and so nice to see another Ubuntu release. They'll be coming up on 20 years before you know it! Sure, they've definitely shifted focus significantly over the past few years and it's all about delivering Ubuntu "everywhere" now, and not just the desktop. And sure, everyone loves to hate on snap, now that systemd is just an accepted thing - gotta hate on something, right?

But they're still a huge part of the Linux landscape, so their success is all our success. And they got both Wayland and Pipewire into the LTS, so that should help push both into more mainstream use. I mean, who uses Fedora, eh? No-one, that's who.
Ehvis 21 Apr
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Been on Ubuntu for 18 years now. Had it ups and downs, but for the most part it's been reliable. Already installed this version two weeks ago in the hope it would fix a few issues I've had for a while. Didn't help and it turned out to be some of my own configurations that needed a change.

Quoting: scaineAnd sure, everyone loves to hate on snap, now that systemd is just an accepted thing - gotta hate on something, right?

Indeed. Still not happy about the forced snapping though. Switched my Firefox to the mozilla ppa. Never really got on the systemd hate bandwagon though. Never had a single issue with it. Something I can't say about my own configuration modifications. :D
dubigrasu 21 Apr
Well, since SteamOS 3 proper* is dragging its feet, I suppose I'll upgrade 22 LTS then.

* I do have a SteamOS 3 installation used strictly for gaming, but my main workhorse is still Ubuntu for the moment.
kaiman 21 Apr
Pretty conservative Kernel choice, there. I had hoped they'd at least ship with 5.16. OTOH, it will be summer before the .1 release is out and I'll upgrade, and then it's not too long for the first HWE update to materialize. But still ...
CatKiller 21 Apr
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Quoting: kaimanPretty conservative Kernel choice, there. I had hoped they'd at least ship with 5.16. OTOH, it will be summer before the .1 release is out and I'll upgrade, and then it's not too long for the first HWE update to materialize. But still ...
There's not really an unambiguously good choice. They've been off-by-one from the LTS kernels before, and it gives them a much higher maintenance burden because they're doing all the maintenance rather than the kernel devs. If they go with the LTS kernel (as they have here) then they either miss out or have to backport useful changes from the next version. Given that they have the HWE mechanism now, it's probably the better choice to use the LTS kernel for those users that aren't on the HWE track (servers, mainly), and have desktop users upgrading on the HWE cycle.
mrdeathjr 21 Apr
in my case stay works ok* but use kernel 5.16 (ubuntu kernel mainline app) with nvidia driver 510.60.02

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*i have tesing 22.04 around for 4 months

gabber 21 Apr
Quoting: EhvisIndeed. Still not happy about the forced snapping though. Switched my Firefox to the mozilla ppa.

The snap-enforcement was what brought me to Manjaro when I saw artcicles on how to remove the snap-crap from 20.04. It looked like what I used to do when I installeda fresh Windows... remove unwanted crap. That's one of the reasons why I switched!
mr-victory 21 Apr
Quoting: scaineI mean, who uses Fedora, eh? No-one, that's who.
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2022/04/sorry-arch-its-not-working-out-any-more-and-hello-fedora/


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scaine 21 Apr
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Quoting: mr-victory
Quoting: scaineI mean, who uses Fedora, eh? No-one, that's who.
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2022/04/sorry-arch-its-not-working-out-any-more-and-hello-fedora/

That was the joke, yes!
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