Ubuntu 22.04.2 with Linux 5.19 to support new hardware (HWE)

Ubuntu 22.04.2

In April 2022, Canonical released the Jamy Jellifish family, the latest LTS version of its core operating system (GNOME) and its official flavors. These LTS releases maintain their essence for as long as they are supported, but there are some things that, without manual changes, are updated to improve support. That is what has happened in the ISO of Ubuntu 22.04.2, which they have taken advantage of to “activate new hardware”.

HWE stands for Hardware Enablement, and is that the Ubuntu 22.04.2 ISO comes with Linux 5.19 as the most outstanding novelty. This change is made to improve a few things, but mostly to support devices that have been released since April 2022 and might not perform as well as expected otherwise.

Ubuntu 22.04.2 now available for download

Existing users have already received all new including Ubuntu 22.04.2 as updates in the form of new packages who have come after 22.04.1. Among them we have Mesa 22.2.5, libdrm 2.4.113, GNOME 42.5, LibreOffice and Mozilla 110. The full list of changes is available at the Ubuntu forum.

Ubuntu 22.04 will be supported until April 2027, until 2025 some of its official flavors that are not obliged to extend the support until 5 years. Later on, security support should still be extended when you get to the ESM phase or via Ubuntu Pro. In this phase, Jammy Jellyfish would still receive security patches to avoid these types of issues, but other packages like LibreOffice or Thunderbird.

Ubuntu 22.04.3 is scheduled for after the summer, and what we get will be a bit the same as this time: updated packages and probably Linux 6.2 to improve support for new hardware. Before we will have a normal cycle version, Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster scheduled for April of this 2023.

For new installations, Ubuntu 22.04.2 can be downloaded from the button below.

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  1.   Javier Guala placeholder image said

    Gnome version upgraded to 42.5 not 44.5

    1.    pablinux said

      Fixed up. Thanks for the note.

      A greeting.