Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, the long term version of the Ubutu operating system released on 21 April 2022. This Ubuntu 22.04 version is released with the name “Jammy Jellyfish” and it is available for desktop and servers. Ubuntu 22.04 is the most advanced version of the Ubuntu operating system and comes with many new features including Gnome 42.0, OpenSSL 3.0, Kernel 5.15 etc. The version 22.04 or Jammy Jellyfish is the 36th release of the Ubuntu operating system.
Ubuntu is being used as the preferred Linux desktop in the business environment, schools and colleges. The Ubuntu 22.04 here with the long-term support version with better features and updates which will make this desktop even better for the users using this as a work Linux desktop.
The LTS (Long term supported) version of the Ubutu operating system receives the updates and support for 5 years. During the support period Ubuntu LTS received software updates, hardware support and security updates.
The non-LTS version of Ubuntu comes with short term support and software updates are provided for a limited period only. So, non-LTS versions are usually not used in the production system. People prefer LTS versions of the Ubuntu operating system for running their software. Usually innovations in the non-LTS versions are merged to the latest LTS version of Ubuntu operating system.
The name Jammy Jellyfish is probably based on the UK definition of ‘jammy’ to mean lucky and its not on the recommendation of covering a jellyfish in jam (which violates the wildlife protection laws). The latest version of Ubuntu 22.04 is name Jammy Jellyfish and comes with the re-designed desktop. Its desktop is based on the Gnome 42.0 and comes with the latest Nautilus file manager.
Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish can be downloaded from the official website and installed on the major hardware devices. It can also be installed on the Oracle Virtualbox and used as a guest operating system. This way if you are using Windows 10/11 operating system or MacOSX operating system then you can use Ubuntu 22.04 as guest operating system in the same machine.
Here is the video instruction of installing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on the Virtualbox running on Windows 10/11 operating system.
Ubuntu 22.04 new and updated features
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is released as a long-term supported version and comes with many new features and feature updates. Here are the list of features of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
GNOME 42.0: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is based on the GNOME 42.0 that comes with better colours and many themes.
Dark Theme: Ubuntu 22.04 now comes with the support for the Dark which allows the users to enable dark or light mode by selecting this in the settings.
Screenshot feature with new tool: Now a new screenshot tool is added to Ubuntu 22.04 and if the user presses the print screen button then a screen snipping appears which allows the user to take a screenshot of the full screen or selection of the screen. This is one of the best features which is added to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
Latest Programming languages: In Ubuntu 22.04 latest Python 3.1.0 and PHP 8.1 installed.
Firefox snap app: In Ubuntu 22.04 LTS snap app is used to install Firefox instead of default app. This way Firefox is maintained by Mozilla and comes with better performance.
Drag and Drop support for folders: In Ubuntu 22.04 LTS drag and drop features are added, so that users can drag and drop folders in the file manager.
New multitasking setting: With Ubuntu 22.04 New multitasking setting option is coming which allows the users to enable the hot corners. When you move the mouse to the hot corners then the activities area appears.
Raspberry Pi: Ubuntu 22.04 is the first operating system that can run on Raspberry Pi 4 2GB.
Ubuntu Pro: Ubuntu Pro can be used on the Azure and AWS cloud environment as very secure and confidential VMs.
OpenSSL 3.0 - The latest version of SSL comes with Ubuntu 22.04 and the version release with this OS is OpenSSL 3.0.
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