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Canonical has finally pushed "go" on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, making the Linux distribution generally available and a handy update for careful users still running 20.04 LTS. Ubuntu's last Long Term Support (LTS) edition was 2020's Focal Fossa (20.04), which will stay on standard support until April 2025 and eventually shuffle past …

  1. getHandle

    The application process is still tortuous

    With a distinctly US flavour and rejection nothing but a form letter with no justification or advice. Won't be bothering again.

  2. Mike Flex

    Alpha, Beta, ...

    "Missing, however, is the new Flutter-based installer. Oliver Smith, product manager for Ubuntu Desktop, noted that while development has gone "really well," confidence levels were not high enough"

    Presumably code for crashier than a Tesla on autopilot.

    1. Tom 7 Silver badge

      Re: Alpha, Beta, ...

      Missing? Or just they're having trouble with it because its not really suitable?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Alpha, Beta, ...

        Got it in one, I'd expect.

        Ubuntu installer routine has been in the weeds to a greater or lesser extent since they turned away from Kickstart and/or Debian installer, and correspondingly dropped the regular (non-live) server install ISO.

        I know folks have wrestled the new images and installer into some semblance of order for standard and automated / hands-off Kickstart-like server installs, but I hear it wasn't a straightforward effort.

  3. Morten Bjoernsvik

    jobs?

    >110,000 job applications fielded by Canonical in 2021,

    Are they job recruiters now?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: jobs?

      That's the number of people who tried to get a job with them. It says nothing about how many jobs were actually available.

      Some people spam out their CVs to hundreds of companies, me I tend to carefully pick only what I actually feel I have a chance of getting into.

  4. Notas Badoff

    There are no faults! Stop looking... Stop!

    Okay, it's a small thing, but why is there no link to the release notes from the downloads/releases page? Seems too compartmentalized.

    Isn't it a bad web site design when you have to use a search engine to find what you want?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: There are no faults! Stop looking... Stop!

      Ubuntu's assortment of websites have always been a bit disjoint like that (eg, for docs, do you want the help site, or the docs site, or buried somewhere deep on the main site, …?), and, to be honest, that's often also the case for a lot of other distros (and other software) as well (not always intended as a criticism: projects relying on volunteer effort can only expect so much of people's spare time).

      Often a sign that some team, or some one person, sets up a site using the best (in their opinion) document authoring software available to them at that point in time, another team later makes a different choice, and then it becomes too hard or time consuming to move/update everything into one place…

      (And, ugh, they're using Discourse now (Yet Another Docs Site?)? Now, I do really like the Stack Exchange Q&A setup, but Discourse just seems like unnecessary heavyweight (and confusing) complexity for no good reason, and it just doesn't "work" for me as a forum/discussion system - 'shortcut' hyperlinks skipping all over the place, expand/collapse, etc, and you're never sure if you're missing important parts of the discussion if you use these…)

      (And don't speak to me about (some) projects which automagically rebuild their doc sites from markup source (not necessarily a bad thing), and break all existing internal and external links while doing so …yes, Conda, I am glaring at you in particular!)

  5. abs

    Not bad

    Using this on my living room PC. Connected to a samba share ok and now playing a TV show on it. So far so good.

  6. Updraft102

    What will be different about Canonical when it is floating?

    Also... Gnome? Ew. Kubuntu's better.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Aw snap

    So now Firefox takes an age to launch (thanks to snap) and while Gnome 42 is included not all the v42 apps are. Some odd design choices in this release.

    1. Mike_R
      Linux

      Re: Aw snap

      https://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2022/04/install-firefox-deb-ubuntu-22-04/

      Anyone tried this?

  8. JBowler

    Doesn't work.

    Just tried "apt update; apt upgrade" on an RPi 4 (yeah, sucker, I have one, I have two; you can't buy any!) Doesn't work; still on 20.04.4 LTS (it says).

    1. getHandle

      Re: Doesn't work.

      That won't upgrade to a new release. Try do-release-upgrade.

    2. DR_EVIL30564

      Re: Doesn't work.

      Try the following command

      Apt-get dist-upgrade

      Apt-get update

      Apt-get upgrade.

      That "should" do it for you.

  9. DomDF

    Doesn't 20.04 run on Pis too? I'm running it on a pair of 500MB Pi 3s.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Float?

    Hmmm.

    Time to leap shortly then I guess.

    Wonder how that will affect Mint & some other *Buntu based distros when shareholders look for ways to "increase revenue" and *drive profits"?

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