Ubuntu 22.10 "Kinetic Kudu" now available for download
Earlier today, Ubuntu 22.10 "Kinetic Kudu" was released with quite a few noticeable changes. However, this is not an LTS version, and will only be supported until July 2023. The latest LTS version currently available remains Ubuntu 22.04 "Jammy Jellyfish," which will be supported until 2027.
According to Canonical, "this interim release improves the experience of enterprise developers and IT administrators. It also includes the latest toolchains and applications with a particular focus on the IoT ecosystem."
Ubuntu 22.10 comes with toolchain updates to Ruby, Go, GCC, and Rust. OpenSSH uses systemd socket activation by default, so as long as an incoming connection request is not received, sshd is not started. The new release also supports MicroPython on a variety of microcontrollers, including the Raspberry Pi Pico W.
The entire list of changes can be found on the Kinetic Kudu Release Notes page, which contains additional highlights like the new 5.19 kernel, PipeWire as the default audio server instead of PulseAudio, GNOME 43, Firefox 106, LibreOffice 7.4, Thunderbird 102, and much more.
The community editions now updated yet to 22.10 at the time of publishing are Lubuntu, Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio. The ones already updated are Kubuntu, Budgie, MATE, Unity, and Xubuntu.
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