Each 6 months, Canonical releases a brand new model of Ubuntu wherein, normally, it often updates its packages and features a new Kernel. These updates have a basic help of 9 months, which requires, sure or sure, to replace the system at the least twice a 12 months. Except we select to put in an LTS model. These stand out for having a 5-year help, and Canonical releases a brand new LTS each 2 years. That’s, after three regular updates, the fourth is again to LTS.
After the discharge of Ubuntu 20.04, the final LTS up to now, three updates of this distro have already arrived: 20.10, 21.04 and 21.10. Due to this fact, the brand new model 22.04 is as soon as once more an LTS. It’s time to replace our techniques once more.
What’s New in Ubuntu 22.04 “Jammy Jellyfish”
The primary of the modifications that can entice our consideration probably the most, particularly if up to date from the earlier LTS, is the brand new desktop Gnome 42. This new model utterly modifications lots of the basic options of GNOME, together with, for instance, a new exercise panela apps view renewed and keyboard shortcuts to have the ability to transfer significantly better by means of the system. As well as, it launches a new world darkish mode for the whole system, which we will discover within the look part. And we will additionally customise the accent coloration of the system, with the ability to select between 10 completely different ones.
Leaving apart the desktop, we will additionally discover the brand new Kernel 5.15. Particularly, it’s anticipated to obtain the identical model of it that the beta has introduced, that’s, 5.15.0-23-generic. This model consists of a lot of new options and enhancements, equivalent to:
- Higher help for NTFS.
- Elevated pace for SAMBA connections, particularly with SMB3.
- Preliminary help for Apple M1 processors.
- Improved help for Apple’s Magic Mouse.
- New Wi-Fi driver: Realtek RTL8188EU.
- New energy profiles for Acer laptops.
- EXT4 file system enhancements.
- BTRFS file system enhancements.
The primary packages and packages which can be included by default within the distro have additionally been up to date, equivalent to:
- Firefox: 98.0.2
- Thunderbird: 91.8.0
- Libre Workplace: 126.96.36.199
- Recordsdata (Nautilus): 42.0
- GCC: 11.2.0
- OpenSSL: 3.0.2
After all, we couldn’t overlook in regards to the new help of this distro, as a result of Ubuntu 22.04 arrives as “LTS”, with a complete of 5 years of help and upkeep. Good to put in it and overlook about it till April 2024, when the brand new LTS arrives.
In the meanwhile, the new Ubuntu 22.04 it is just obtainable in beta model. This may enable us to check the system in a digital machine, or on a take a look at PC, however we don’t suggest it for day by day use as a result of it may possibly have issues and errors.
To obtain this distro, or replace our outdated Ubuntu to this new model, we should wait one other week. Particularly till April 21, the date on which Canonical will launch the brand new model so that each one customers excited about it may possibly obtain and set up it.
If you wish to do that distro earlier than receiving this new model, we will obtain each 20.04.4 (LTS) or 21.01 from the Canonical web site.