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:

https://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:

https://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:

https://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:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/jammy-jellyfish-release-notes/

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:

https://ubuntu.com/desktop
https://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
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
https://ubuntuforums.org
https://askubuntu.com
https://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:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/contribute

About Ubuntu

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Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:

https://ubuntu.com/support

More Information

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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Apr 21 17:09:48 UTC 2022 by Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

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Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) Final Beta released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Beta release of the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop, Server, and Cloud products.

22.04 LTS, codenamed “Jammy Jellyfish”, 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, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

This Beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu flavours.

The Beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper image build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 22.04 LTS that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the final release expected on April 21st, 2022.

Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Cloud Images

Jammy Beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of packages, including a current 5.15 kernel, and much more.

To upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Beta from Ubuntu 21.10 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, follow these instructions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/JammyUpgrades

The Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/22.04/ (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server on x86)

This Ubuntu Server image features the next generation Subiquity server installer, bringing the comfortable live session and speedy install of the Ubuntu Desktop to server users.

Additional images can be found at the following links:

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/daily/server/jammy/current/ (Cloud Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/22.04/beta/ (Non-x86)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/22.04/ (Netboot)

As fixes will be included in new images between now and release, any daily cloud image from today or later (i.e. a serial of 20220331 or higher) should be considered a Beta image. Bugs found should be filed against the appropriate packages or, failing that, the cloud-images project in Launchpad.

The full release notes for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Beta can be found at:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/jammy-jellyfish-release-notes/24668

Kubuntu

Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.

The Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/22.04/beta/

Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu which uses the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt). The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight yet functional Linux distribution based on a rock-solid Ubuntu base.

The Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/22.04/beta/

Ubuntu Budgie

Ubuntu Budgie is a community developed desktop, integrating Budgie Desktop Environment with Ubuntu at its core.

The Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-budgie/releases/22.04/beta/

Ubuntu Kylin

UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.

The Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/22.04/beta/

Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop environment.

The Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/22.04/beta/

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu that provides a full range of multimedia content creation applications for each key workflow: audio, graphics, video, photography and publishing.

The Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/22.04/beta/

Xubuntu

Xubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.

The Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/22.04/beta/

Regular daily images for Ubuntu, and all flavours, can be found at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for clients, servers and clouds, 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 technical support is available from Canonical Limited and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit https://ubuntu.com/support

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at: https://ubuntu.com/community/participate

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to improve this and future releases of Ubuntu. Instructions can be found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this Beta release on our website and wiki.

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Mar 31 17:32:37 UTC 2022 by Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team