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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release: design changes, new software and 5-year update support

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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release: design changes, new software and 5-year update support
A new version of the popular operating system for personal computers has been released. It has many useful features and improvements. The main changes are long-term support, improvements in terms of security, data protection and usability of the graphical interface.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release: design changes, new software and 5-year update support


The distribution kit can be downloaded for free from the official website of the developers. The main change in the system can be called the updated working environment GNOME 42. In particular, the creators have expanded the list of color options and introduced new settings for customizing the Dock panel. In addition, some other elements have changed, such as on-screen keys and sliders.

The developers have thoroughly worked on customization, namely, they added the option to change the accent color shade for windows and a dark interface. Appeared in the system and software for recording video from the screen and for screenshots.



Added to the new version of Ubuntu support for the Remote Desktop Protocol, which allows you to connect to another computer over a network connection. The developers have also expanded support for NVIDIA drivers, so now on the ARM64 platform you can use the ubuntu-drivers tool to install and configure the appropriate packages. The system also now supports Raspberry Pi single board computers with 2 GB of RAM.

The applications included in the distribution have been updated. So, the Firefox browser version 99, the Libre Office 7.3 office suite, the Thunderbird 91 email client and other relevant applications are available for work in the system. Especially for the needs of corporate clients, the function of supporting screens with the protected viewing mode ePrivacy screen, which makes it difficult for unauthorized persons to view the contents of the screen, has been added.



Another improvement was the os-prober utility, which is turned off by default, which is responsible for determining the boot partitions of other operating systems. To migrate to another system, you must enable UEFI. It is possible to return to the previous settings by making changes to the /etc/default/grub configuration file (GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER item). When finished, you need to enter the sudo update-grub command in the terminal.

Traditionally, Ubuntu has been available in various editions with different desktop environments and system requirements. You can view the full list of changes in the release notes on the official Canonical portal.
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