The latest version of Ubuntu, which ships with Linux kernel 5.19, has just landed, promising a range of improvements aimed at developers and administrators, as well as bringing the latest toolchains for Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems.
Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth says the company is “focused on enabling the next generation of easy-to-use and highly secure IoT,” and there are many improvements and added features in version 22.10 that deliver on that promise.
Version 22.10, codenamed “Kinetic Kudu”, replaces version 22.04.1 and brings tool updates to Ruby, Go, GCC and Rust.
Ubuntu 22.10 updates
Further improvements to OpenSSH aim to increase performance by reducing Ubuntu Server memory consumption on smaller devices such as laptops as well as virtual machines.
A new tool to help developers debug programs that come with Ubuntu should help with smoothing as well.
Microcontroller users such as developers running Raspberry Pi Pico W machines will now be able to use MicroPython, and support for embedded displays such as the Inky eInk HAT series on the Pi has been improved.
Ubuntu management with monitoring, management, patching and compliance reporting is now even better with Landscape 22.10 – currently in beta – which the company says will simplify home administration on Arm and Arm-based PCs.
Canonical also says that “RISC-V processors and hardware are also supported in this release”, expanding the reach of Landscape 22.10.
In terms of usability, improvements to GNOME 43 – codenamed Guadalajara – aim to increase performance and consistency, such as a new quick settings panel for frequently used switches such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even dark mode.
Video calls on laptops will now also benefit from “Boosting Bluetooth Connectivity” through the Pipewire audio platform.
Full Ubuntu 22.10 release notes are available in a thread on the company’s website website (opens in a new tab)where you can download the latest operating system (opens in a new tab). There is also a detailed look at the new Landscape beta (opens in a new tab).