Canonical has released the latest version of their Linux distribution Ubuntu with Ubuntu 22.10 "Kinetic Kudu".
This includes another 6 months of software improvements throughout the whole stack since the last release. This is not a LTS release though, with it only being supported for 9 months until July 2023. If you need to have a fully stable system that keeps being updated, stick with Ubuntu 22.04.
Some of the big new features includes:
- Linux kernel 5.19, which supports the new futex_waitv that can help gaming along with lots of new hardware support.
- PipeWire for audio by default.
- Default image apps now support the .webp format.
- GNOME 43.
- Various improvements for Raspberry Pi users.
- Plus all the usual updates to various included software.
- Ubuntu Unity is now an official supported flavour.
For a video overview, our friends at OMG Ubuntu gave it a fresh look:
In a blog post, Canonical also detailed more info about their Snap package of Steam. They noted it has seen "more than 75 thousand downloads", so it's clearly a lot more popular than comments across various places would make you believe. Sounds like they're doing better on getting driver updates out faster too.