Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) released


Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, codenamed “Jammy Jellyfish”, is here. This release continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, together with the community and our partners, to introduce new features and fix bugs.
Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS gains significant usability, battery and performance improvements with GNOME 42. It features GNOME power profiles and streamlined workspace transitions alongside significant optimisations which can double the desktop frame rate on Intel and Raspberry Pi graphics drivers.
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is the first LTS release where the entire recent Raspberry Pi device portfolio is supported, from the new Raspberry Pi Zero 2W to the Raspberry Pi 4. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS adds Rust for memory-safe systems-level programming. It also moves to OpenSSL v3, with new cryptographic algorithms for elevated security.
For the fashion-conscious, Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS offers ten different accent colours, applied to both the dark and light variants of the Yaru theme, as well as the widest selection of community wallpapers to date.
The newest Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, UbuntuStudio, and Xubuntu are also being released today. More details can be found for these at their individual release notes under the Official Flavours section:
discourse.ubuntu.com/t/jammy-jellyfish-release-notes/
Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud and Ubuntu Core. All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years. Additional security support is available with ESM (Extended Security Maintenance).
To get Ubuntu 22.04 LTS ——————-
In order to download Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, visit:
ubuntu.com/download
Users of Ubuntu 21.10 will soon be offered an automatic upgrade to 22.04. Users of 20.04 LTS will be offered the automatic upgrade when 22.04.1 LTS is released, which is scheduled for the 4th of August. For further information about upgrading, see:
ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.
We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth information on the release itself. They are available at:
discourse.ubuntu.com/t/jammy-jellyfish-release-notes/
Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:
ubuntu.com/desktop ubuntu.com/desktop/features
If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:
#ubuntu on irc.libera.chat lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users ubuntuforums.org askubuntu.com discourse.ubuntu.com
Help Shape Ubuntu —————–
If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:
discourse.ubuntu.com/contribute
About Ubuntu ————
Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, IoT, cloud, and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.
Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:
ubuntu.com/support
More Information —————-
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ubuntu.com
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On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak