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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Cyba.Cowboy 22 Apr
Quoting: XetalI`m waiting for Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS Version.

This.

I quite literally just finished manually backing-up my data (by copying-and-pasting to a "spare" storage drive - I don't trust "automatic" back-up tools), and now I'm just waiting for Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS to drop, so I can do a "clean" install (I always do a "clean" install when a new 'LTS' release drops, to rid my system of any unwanted junk)...

Looks like they still have twelve issues outstanding (at the time of writing), and they've only made it through two of the QA issues today, so we could be waiting a few more days for Pop!_OS 22.04 yet...


Quoting: EhvisBeen on Ubuntu for 18 years now. Had it ups and downs, but for the most part it's been reliable.

I've been using Ubuntu since the very first public version, 4.10 ("Warty Warthog"), because one of their reps had given me an install CD at some trade show I attended... I'd always "dabbled" with Linux-based operating systems before this, mostly Red Hat Linux and occasionally S.u.S.E. / SuSE Linux, but Ubuntu was the first time I'd given Linux-based operating systems a real look.

In saying this, I did dual-boot until about 2012 / 2013, before finally making the decision to switch to a single-boot setup... Controversially, I didn't actually think that there was anything wrong with Microsoft's 'Windows 8' operating system (besides the privacy concerns) - I would even go as far as saying I liked it; but Ubuntu was my 'primary' operating system (by this stage, I was really only using Windows 8 for gaming) and I have always found the performance of Ubuntu to be superior to that of Microsoft Windows-based operating systems.

So I made the jump to a single-boot setup.

And with minor exceptions, I've briefly "dabbled" with other Linux distros over the years, I've stuck with Ubuntu in all that time.

I am planning to change to Pop!_OS when 22.04 LTS drops though... I dabbled with Pop!_OS back when it first released and wasn't too impressed; but I recently tested it on a "spare" computer and felt that the experience was vastly improved over Ubuntu.

The final "nail in the coffin" though, is the fact that Pop!_OS does not support Snap "out-of-the-box", instead offering native support for Flatpak "out-of-the-box"... People can say what they want about Snaps versus Flatpaks, but in the Real World, there's not really all that much difference in the performance between the two - Flatpaks are slightly more "open" though, and there are significantly more distros supporting or planning to support Flatpak "out-of-the-box", so that's where I'm putting my money for the eventual "winner" (though I use that term loosely, because Snap does have its advantages, too).

My current Ubuntu system has a whole "Frankenstein" Snap / Flatpak thing going on... It's just "neater" and otherwise more logical to go the "Flatpak only" route with Pop!_OS going forwards, particularly when it is pretty likely Flatpaks will eventually come out on top.


Last edited by Cyba.Cowboy on 22 April 2022 at 12:53 pm UTC
GBGames 22 Apr
Oh, I'm still on 20.04, and during Ludum Dare 50, I ran into a number of Linux games that required a later version of LIBC than I had. So maybe it is time for me to jump up an LTS version.

But before I do, I want to double-check that they didn't get rid of support for multi-arch, as I would like to be able to play my collection of 32-bit games still, and I know they were pushing to get rid of it in the past.
Quoting: scaine
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!
So you're telling us Liam is No One, the legendary king of Ithaca?

Quoting: Cyba.CowboyThe final "nail in the coffin" though, is the fact that Pop!_OS does not support Snap "out-of-the-box", instead offering native support for Flatpak "out-of-the-box"... People can say what they want about Snaps versus Flatpaks, but in the Real World, there's not really all that much difference in the performance between the two - Flatpaks are slightly more "open" though, and there are significantly more distros supporting or planning to support Flatpak "out-of-the-box", so that's where I'm putting my money for the eventual "winner" (though I use that term loosely, because Snap does have its advantages, too).

My current Ubuntu system has a whole "Frankenstein" Snap / Flatpak thing going on... It's just "neater" and otherwise more logical to go the "Flatpak only" route with Pop!_OS going forwards, particularly when it is pretty likely Flatpaks will eventually come out on top.
Yeah, I mostly agree with this. I somewhat prefer flatpak over snap mainly because it is more open, and I would prefer not to mix both on my system. But I was already on Mint, which supports flatpak out-of-the-box but not snap.


Last edited by RandomizedKirbyTree47 on 23 April 2022 at 4:34 am UTC
14 23 Apr
Quoting: scaineAnd sure, everyone loves to hate on snap, now that systemd is just an accepted thing - gotta hate on something, right?
I agree with your message here, but am I not mistaken that Debian pushed systemd first for realsies? Ubuntu did the hybrid thing for like two major releases I wanna say.

I like seeing Ubuntu succeed. I also don't discourage anyone from using it! I don't like using it though.
14 23 Apr
Quoting: Cyba.CowboyI quite literally just finished manually backing-up my data (by copying-and-pasting to a "spare" storage drive - I don't trust "automatic" back-up tools), and now I'm just waiting for Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS to drop, so I can do a "clean" install (I always do a "clean" install when a new 'LTS' release drops, to rid my system of any unwanted junk)...
Copy and paste? May I suggest the following:
 
rsync -avxHAX [src] [dest]

You will get all the permissions and stuff that way.
Cyba.Cowboy 23 Apr
Quoting: 14
Quoting: Cyba.CowboyI quite literally just finished manually backing-up my data (by copying-and-pasting to a "spare" storage drive - I don't trust "automatic" back-up tools), and now I'm just waiting for Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS to drop, so I can do a "clean" install (I always do a "clean" install when a new 'LTS' release drops, to rid my system of any unwanted junk)...
Copy and paste? May I suggest the following:
 
rsync -avxHAX [src] [dest]

You will get all the permissions and stuff that way.

I'm all done now, but thanks for this!
scaine 23 Apr
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Quoting: 14
Quoting: Cyba.CowboyI quite literally just finished manually backing-up my data (by copying-and-pasting to a "spare" storage drive - I don't trust "automatic" back-up tools), and now I'm just waiting for Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS to drop, so I can do a "clean" install (I always do a "clean" install when a new 'LTS' release drops, to rid my system of any unwanted junk)...
Copy and paste? May I suggest the following:
 
rsync -avxHAX [src] [dest]

You will get all the permissions and stuff that way.

Yeah, the best thing about rsync is that it preserves the dates when it copies the files over - I wish drag/drop offered this. Oh, and the other amazing thing about rsync is that if you're interrupted and have to stop the copy, you can just issue the exact same command later and it'll just pick up from where it left off, skipping files that are already in sync - super cool.
As usual, I will upgrade after six months, just when the XX.04.01 version arrive.
Redface 26 Apr
Quoting: CatKiller
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.

5.17 is also available with the linux-oem-22.04 package  

apt show linux-oem-22.04
Package: linux-oem-22.04
Version: 5.17.0.1003.3
Priority: optional
Section: kernel
Source: linux-meta-oem-5.17
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Kernel Team <kernel-team@lists.ubuntu.com>
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Installed-Size: 9,216 B
Provides: kernel-testing--linux-oem-5.17--full--oem, kernel-testing--linux-oem-5.17--full--preferred
Depends: linux-image-oem-22.04 (= 5.17.0.1003.3), linux-headers-oem-22.04 (= 5.17.0.1003.3)
Download-Size: 1,702 B
APT-Sources: http://mirror.netsite.dk/ubuntu/archive jammy/main amd64 Packages
Description: Complete OEM Linux kernel and headers
 This package will always depend on the latest complete OEM Linux kernel
 and headers.
Redface 26 Apr
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoAs usual, I will upgrade after six months, just when the XX.04.01 version arrive.
See https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/jammy-jellyfish-release-schedule/23906 its scheduled for August 04, so around 4 months as usual for the first point release
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