Linux instead of Windows, this option is becoming interesting to more Windows 10 users. Due to the increasing hardware requirements of Windows 11, many users find themselves in a bind. Existing hardware can still be used with Ubuntu without any issues. The new Ubuntu 22.04 “Jammy Jellyfish” brings additional support until 2027.
Similar to Windows 10, Ubuntu also releases a major update twice a year, which comes with several innovations. It’s the new Ubuntu 22.04 available as final release.
Ubuntu has once again stayed true to its symbolic reason: the new Ubuntu 22.04 is called “Jammy Jellyfish.””- which means “happy jellyfish.” The abbreviation is simply gamey.
Undoubtedly, Ubuntu will be interesting for one or another change in Windows 10 in the next few years, because Windows 11 increases the hardware requirements significantly. Windows 10 support will continue until October 2025, and Ubuntu 22.04 will run even longer.
Ubuntu 22.04 Glance at a Glance: Here’s What’s New
- Statues 42: Ubuntu 22.04 comes with the Gnome desktop pre-installed. Version 42 has, but still uses some modules from version 41 for compatibility reasons, but the Screenshots and Screen Digits tool is completely new. Nautilus file manager also comes with new features.
- Touchpad gestures: There are new touchpad gestures to control the app launcher and switch between workspaces.
- Wayland: With the new version of Ubuntu, Wayland Screen Server is standard for all configurations.
- Real Dark Appearance: True dark mode displays a more elegant dark desktop screen, and users can also select accent colors.
- Ubuntu Dock: As usual, Gnome 42 also has an Ubuntu port on the left side of the screen. However, it no longer necessarily extends to the full height of the screen. However, the desktop icons for programs are now arranged in the lower right corner. But you can also change that.
- Kernel 5.15: Of course, the new Ubuntu also comes with a new kernel, currently version 5.15. It comes with support for existing hardware and integrates a new NTFS driver.
- Software updates: The new Ubuntu 22.04 comes with an updated application software, Firefox built in as a ready-made package.
LTS version with 5-year support
Every two years, Ubuntu releases a so-called Long Term Support (LTS) release and this is the case again with Ubuntu 22.04. We still provide the latest LTS parallel downloader for you.
In plain language, this means that you get five years of support for these versions of Ubuntu, i.e. Support until April 2027. Businesses can also get a particularly long-term support for an additional cost, which then lasts for 10 years.
The LTS version is especially suitable for users who appreciate a stable system. Other distributions that wish to provide their users with a stable framework often use LTS versions.
Test live or with VirtualBox
Windows can learn a thing or two from Ubuntu. The test mode is particularly nice. Users just need to mount the image file and write it to bootable media, which is very easy on Windows, for example. Foolish plays. You can then test Ubuntu 22.04 directly on your devices. To do this, change the language to “German” and click “Try Ubuntu” in the installer.
Alternatively, for a non-binding look, you can install Ubuntu 22.04 in a virtual machine. You can easily do this on a virtual Windows box to do this. The video above also shows exactly how this works.