Ubuntu MATE 22.04 now available for Rasbperry Pi

Ubuntu 22.04 for Raspberry Pi

Just a few minutes ago we published an article anticipating that Fedora is coming to the Raspberry Pi 4. Of the most popular operating systems, it was the last one that was missing, since, in addition to systems such as Ubuntu or Arch Linux, even Windows can be installed on the famous raspberry board. Ubuntu, the main version, has supported it for a few versions, but the operating system had been doing it for years. Martin Wimpress was the most interested in making this possible, and he did it with his own operating system. And now, less than three months after the release of Jammy Jellyfish, Ubuntu 22.04 is now available for the Raspberry Pi.

It was Wimpress himself who announced availability on Twitter, with two tweets with various emoji as usual for him. It is in the first where he gives a few details, such as improved composer performance and from video playback, zswap (lz4) by default and image sizes have been optimized.

Ubuntu MATE 22.04 for RPI arrives with all the news from Jammy Jellyfish

Ubuntu MATE 22.04 supports the Raspberry Pi 4, as well as 2, 3, 3+ and CM4. It arrives with all the news of Jammy Jellyfish that has been possible to implement, among which is the desktop MATE 1.26, Linux 5.15 and a new graphics stack, among other new features aimed at improving things on the Raspberry Pi. Because we must not forget that these boards use a different architecture than desktop or laptop computers, so some packages have to be adapted and not everything is exactly the same (nor do they have the same available).

Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish for Raspberry Pi can now be downloaded from this link. Using MATE, and Wimpress taking time in this area, is one of the best options if you want to use Ubuntu on raspberry boards.

Image: Martin Wimpress on Twitter.

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