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Ubuntu 22.10 Downloadable

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Live — Ubuntu 22.10 “Kinetic Kudu” is available for download.

Ubuntu 22.10 comes with a number of user experience improvements, a new sound server, new text editor applet, and Linux kernel 5.19. It also has better support than ever for Raspberry Pi single board computer.

As a short-term support release, this version of Ubuntu comes with 9 months of app updates and support. It’s not very long, but it has allowed us to go far beyond the release of its successor, Ubuntu 23.04, which will be released in April of next year.

If you’re following Ubuntu news, you should have a good idea of ​​what’s going on in Ubuntu 22.10, so feel free to jump right into the download section. .iso for yourself!

Otherwise, read on for a quick overview of what’s new and noteworthy, what we think of the release, and where to download (or upgrade).

Ubuntu 22.10 ‘Kinetic Kudu’

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The (relatively new) GNOME 43 release introduces most of the major changes in Ubuntu 22.10. After passing the shipment of GTK 4/libadwaita ports in April, Ubuntu developers are finally embracing them here. Kinetic Kudu.

The most striking change ever new Quick Settings Menu. The grid-based pane-like layout draws inspiration from other desktop operating systems, including mobile devices, to provide a more actionable space for interaction. The layout of the top row differs between desktop and laptop computers, with users of the latter seeing a battery level icon on the left.

This replacement of the old, masonry status menu offers all of the same features but a new way to interact. With one click you turn on/off wi-fi, networking, bluetooth, night light, VPN etc, and also a new toggle to enable/disable system-wide dark mode (lacks the graceful transition effect that GNOME offers) .

ubuntu 22.10 quick settings
Ubuntu 22.10 comes with a new ‘Quick Settings’ menu

But there are also new functions. For example, you can now change the wi-fi network directly from the menu (previously the fullscreen mode selector was visible) and it is now possible to change the audio device from the volume slider (so no: you no longer need to install a GNOME extension to do this).

Many file manager improvements new responsive design, improved list view (supports rubber banding and file favourites), and redesigned file and folder ‘properties’ dialogs. Second, it not only gives users more information about their files, but also discs utility, more options.

A new Ubuntu Desktop episode in (new adaptive) Settings app combines options for Ubuntu’s desktop icons extensions and Ubuntu Dock. No new options are available – still no minimization on click, grr – but I think it’s understandable that these settings are separate from the wallpaper options.

Screenshot of Ubuntu 22.10 with firefox, libreoffice and file manager open, neatly organized
Various updated apps included

There is the usual series updated softwareincluding faster Mozilla Firefox Snap, more capable LibreOffice The latest version of the productivity suite and awesome email client lightning bird. GNOME’s new libadwaita-based Text Editor application, iconic gedit (available in the repositories) and Ubuntu removes the ‘To Do’ app from the default installation.

PipeWire is Ubuntu’s default audio server in this release. PipeWire is a more modern audio processor that requires less system resources to run and better compatibility with wireless Bluetooth speakers and headphones.

this Kinetic Kudu it also comes with Linux Kernel 5.19, Mesa 22 and a host of other updated components and tools. The latest version of Network Manager 1.40 and BlueZ version 5.65 are included.

Is it worth downloading? I think so too…

In summary, Ubuntu 22.10 was an instant hit, thanks to its adoption of PipeWire and including GNOME 43 and related application updates. Still, this is not an LTS. Those who value stability and familiarity above all else will likely find little compelling reason to trade. But for everyone else? Come in!

Download Ubuntu 22.10

Ubuntu 22.10 can be downloaded as a 64-bit .iso by pressing the button below. You can burn this image to a USB stick, SD card or a blank DVD. Alternatively, boot the image file in compatible virtual machine software such as VirtualBox.

Download Ubuntu 22.10

would you like to help? You can download the torrent file instead.

Remember: You can also upgrade to Ubuntu 22.10 but this is NOT automatic (as LTS releases are only upgraded to LTS releases by default).