Ubuntu 22.10 EOL Is Coming Soon

Jun 28, 2023

The Ubuntu 22.10 non-LTS release is about to reach end of life, so it's time to upgrade or install an LTS version of the OS.

On July 20, 2023, Ubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudo) will no longer be supported. Users of that release are encouraged to either upgrade to the next non-LTS release (23.04) or do a fresh install of the latest LTS release (22.04.2).

One thing to keep in mind is that the latest non-LTS release (23.04) is only supported through January 2024. But that's the way of the Ubuntu non-LTS releases. Because of that, it might behoove you to migrate to the latest LTS release, which enjoys support through April 2032.

That doesn't mean, however, that you are forced to go the LTS route. If you prefer your Ubuntu desktop to include newer software (and you don't mind upgrading more often) simply run the upgrade process, which will take you from 22.10 to 23.04. This process should take less than 30 minutes and has proved, time and again, to be reliable. But for those who have grown tired of upgrading every 9 months (as that's how long the non-LTS releases are supported), your best bet is to go with the LTS release.

For those who are curious as to what's included with 23.04 (Lunar Lobster), you get GNOME 44 (and all its bells and whistles), kernel 6.2, the newly revamped OS installer, more controls over the mouse and touchpad, count badges for unread notifications, and fresh software such as Firefox 111, Thunderbird 102, and LibreOffice 7.5.

If you'd rather install a fresh LTS release, you can download it from the official Ubuntu download page.



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