The Canonical development team has released the final release of the Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu distribution.
Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu is a 9-month short-term support distribution with not many changes. However, there are interesting innovations that are worth paying attention to.
Moving to the GNOME 43 desktop version and using PipeWire as the main sound stack are significant changes.
Quick Settings in Gnome can be called one of the most interoperable components of the desktop environment. Unfortunately, this vital menu hasn’t been significantly updated in a long time, so a redesign is long overdue.
Compared to the old system menu, the new GNOME 43 Quick Settings offers more functionality in a much more aesthetically pleasing design.
The quick settings menu now resembles the Android user interface. Added a convenient ability to switch between light and dark theme, audio devices and Wi-Fi networks.
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Updated standard applications. Instead of the Gedit text editor, the Text Editor is now supplied, the interface of which is developed using the libadwaita library. Gedit is also available in the self install repository.
The To Do app has been removed.
Since GNOME supports responsive design across different device types, so does its applications. One such application, a core part of working with GNOME, is the Nautilus file manager.
The Nautilus file manager in Ubuntu 22.10 has received a responsive design.
Added support for the WebP format.
The Linux kernel is Linux 5.19, which supports the AMD Secure Nested Paging feature, initial support for the “LoongArch” RISC ISA CPU architecture, support for using ZSTD for firmware compression, support for the ARM Scalable Matrix Extension (SME), and many other changes.