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Upgrade your desktop: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS is now available

Whether you’re a first-time Linux user, experienced developer, academic researcher or enterprise administrator, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is the best way to upgrade your creativity, productivity and downtime. Check out our new video to learn more!

The release of Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS represents the consolidation of fixes and improvements identified during the initial launch of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and is the first major milestone in our Long Term Support (LTS) commitment to our users.

From today, Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS is available to download and install from our download page

Users of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS  will shortly be prompted to upgrade to 22.04 LTS directly from their desktop, either automatically or as part of a scheduled update. This is a great time to start exploring Ubuntu 22.04 LTS – to read more on why it’s our best version yet, check out our launch day blog post, or keep reading for a summary of the most exciting developments.

User experience and performance enhancements

GNOME 42 delivers a polished and intuitive desktop experience, with new touchpad gestures and power management tools as well as support for triple buffering, which significantly improves performance. Our default browser, Firefox, has also had a number of updates to reduce startup times since the release of 22.04.

Read more about the new features in Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS>

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Development and data science tooling

Ubuntu is the target platform for open source software vendors and community projects. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS ships with the latest toolchains for Python, Rust, Ruby, Go, PHP and Perl, and users get first access to the latest updates for key libraries and packages.

In fields such as data science and machine learning, Ubuntu is the OS of choice for many of the most popular frameworks. This includes OpenCV, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch and Kubeflow, as well tools like the NVIDIA data science stack, which enables GPU accelerated data science workloads to be run locally before deploying to the cloud. 

Gaming and content creation 

As the Linux gaming ecosystem continues to expand, Ubuntu remains the most popular Linux OS for gaming. We include the latest NVIDIA drivers and Ubuntu supports key gaming apps, such as our new early access Steam snap, alongside a number of content creation tools including Kdenlive, Discord and OBS Studio.

For game developers, AI/ML researchers and robotics engineers looking for a simulation environment, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is the recommended Linux distro for the Unreal Engine which is now available to download as a precompiled binary.

Use it on new, certified hardware

The Ubuntu certification program partners closely with leading OEMs to certify Ubuntu Desktop across a range of laptops, desktops and workstations. This ensures that Ubuntu Certified devices work out-of-the-box with hardware specific optimisations that are applied whether you purchase a device with Ubuntu preloaded or install Ubuntu after-the-fact.

The first device to be certified for Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS is the Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition, Dell’s most powerful 13-inch laptop.

The Dell XPS Plus 13 Developer edition is available to buy with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS pre-installed this month in the U.S., Canada and select countries across Europe.

Introducing the XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition>

Read more about our certified hardware>

Enterprise-ready with Ubuntu Advantage

Ubuntu Advantage is Canonical’s comprehensive subscription delivering enterprise-grade security, management tooling, and extended security patching for 10 years. 

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS introduces advanced management options for Ubuntu Advantage subscribers in Microsoft-centric organisations.

New Active Directory integration features ensure that IT managers can use the same tools to manage their Ubuntu and Windows devices. These include extended Group Policy Object support, privilege management and remote script execution via ADSys.

You can get a personal Ubuntu Advantage licence free of charge using your Ubuntu SSO account.

Read more about our Active Directory integration>

Read more about Ubuntu Desktop for organisations>

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