- Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS, which is the first point update for the long-term support operating system.
- As expected, the point update does not deliver a lot of new features. However, it updates many packages and fixes many bugs.
- Ubuntu 22.04.1’s release was delayed for one week due to a bug in the snapd component of the operating system.
Canonical has announced the release of the first point update for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, which was released in late April this year. 22.04.1 was expected to be released in early August, however, due to a bug in one of the core components of the operating system, it was delayed. After one week of delay, Ubuntu 22.04.1 is now ready for download.
Few new features, many package updates
As a maintenance update, Ubuntu 22.04.1 does deliver only a few new features. This release mostly focuses on bug fixes and component updates. You can see every little change in the operating system on Ubuntu’s patch notes page. Here are the most noticeable changes of the release:
- Snaps receive support for native messaging
- Fix for memory leak bug while using screenshot tool
- The Ubuntu logo is updated with the new one on the Install Ubuntu interface
Ubuntu 22.04.1 delivers many package updates as well; most notably, GNOME 42.2, Nvidia graphics drivers, LibreOffice 7.3, Nautilus, Zenity, Mutter, GTK4, and many more. The kernel version remains the same; 5.15.0-46.
Canonical has published a promotion video with the release of Ubuntu 22.04.1 as well. However, the video only reflects the changes between 20.04 LTS and 22.04 LTS; it’s not about the point release:
You can update your Ubuntu 22.04 instance simply by using Ubuntu’s Software Updater tool. You can also use the following commands in the terminal to get the update:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
You can also download Ubuntu 22.04.1 images to perform a fresh installation on your system.
What is the latest version of Ubuntu?
The latest LTS version of Ubuntu is 22.04, also known as "Jammy Jellyfish" and it was released on 21 April 2022. Ubuntu 22.04 will be supported until 2027.
What are the system requirements for Ubuntu?
The latest version of Ubuntu's system requirements are:
- 2 GHz dual-core processor or better
- 4 GB system memory
- 25 GB of free hard drive space
- Internet access is helpful
- Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
Can Ubuntu run on older hardware?
If you have the above requirements, you can run Ubuntu. We do not recommend using the latest version of Ubuntu for older hardware, but you can try older versions of Ubuntu.
Can I run Ubuntu on a virtual machine?
Yes, you can install and use Ubuntu in virtual machines like VMWare or VirtualBox.
How do I enable Ubuntu on Windows 10?
To enable Ubuntu on Windows 10, you should be using at least Windows build 1709. Then you should enable Windows Subsystem for Linux from the Windows Features interface. Now you can download and install Ubuntu from Microsoft Store.
Can Ubuntu be installed on a virtual machine?
Yes, Ubuntu can be installed on a virtual machine. A virtual machine (VM) allows you to run an operating system within another operating system. This means that you can install Ubuntu on a virtual machine and run it on top of your current operating system, without the need to replace it or partition your hard drive. To install Ubuntu on VMWare, you can refer to our article: How to create VM and install a Linux distro on VMWare Workstation