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Ubuntu 22.04 “Jammy Jellyfish” LTS Desktop Edition and Fedora 36 Workstation

Ubuntu 22.04

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Codenamed Jammy Jellyfish, Ubuntu 22.04 is the latest long-term support (LTS) release, receiving security and maintenance updates until April 2027. In the usual tradition of LTS releases, Jammy Jellyfish is full of new features and modifications.

Many of the modifications are cosmetic, such as an option for a shorter dock, a change in icon sizes in various dialogs, and more animations for those who choose them. Some seem arbitrary, such as placing icons in the desktop's lower right, while others are more versatile, such as the addition of hot corners for single-click actions or the option for a minimal installation, which is a security feature long overdue.

Unusual for an LTS release, Jammy Jellyfish is shipping with some important limitations:

  • The new screenshot tool performs poorly under Wayland.
  • Wayland is used by default, but not for NVIDIA cards.
  • The GRUB bootloader does not automatically detect other operating systems or distributions. To correct this problem, download os-prober if necessary, and then add the line GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=false to the /etc/default/grub file and update GRUB.

Given the five years of support, these problems should be fixed shortly. Meanwhile, if these problems do not affect you, then this latest Ubuntu release should provide the distribution's user-friendliness for all levels of users.

Fedora 36

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