Ars Technica: Ubuntu 23.10 is a Minotaur that moves faster and takes up less space. “Ubuntu 23.10, codenamed Mantic Minotaur, is the 39th Ubuntu release, and it’s one of the three smaller interim releases Canonical puts out between long-term support (LTS) versions. This last interim before the next LTS doesn’t stand out with bold features you can identify at a glance. But it does set up some useful options and upgrades that should persist in Ubuntu for some time.”
How-To Geek: Linux Mint 21.2 Now Available, Will Get Updates Until 2027. “Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions around, with a solid Ubuntu base and several desktop environments to choose from. Linux Mint 21.2 is now available, and it looks like another great release.”
FOSS Force: Ubuntu’s Kinetic Kudu 22.10 Released: What’s New for Desktop & Server. “Although Ubuntu 22.10, ‘Kinetic Kudu,’ is an interim release that will only be supported for nine months, it includes enough new features to perhaps attract some to drop their LTS to at least give it a try.”
How-To Geek: What’s New in Ubuntu 22.10 ‘Kinetic Kudu’. “Canonical has released the beta build of Ubuntu 22.10, the next release of their Ubuntu Linux distribution. Ahead of its October 20, 2022 release, we check out the Kinetic Kudu to see what’s new.”
ZDNet: Canonical releases Ubuntu 22.04.1. “Linux is always evolving and improving. So Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, releases point upgrades about twice a year to deliver the latest software, improvements, and security fixes. Now you can easily update your Ubuntu release or download and install Ubuntu 22.04.1.”
It’s FOSS: Here are the New Features Coming to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. “Ubuntu fans! It’s time to get excited about the next big release which is Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Yes. It is a long term support release and it will be supported for five years till April 2027. The upcoming LTS release brings several new features. If you are using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, you will notice numerous visual changes. If you are using Ubuntu 21.10, you already have seen plenty of changes but there will still be a few new ones in the upcoming release.”
BetaNews: Ubuntu Linux 21.10 ‘Impish Indri’ Beta is here. “Today, Canonical releases the official beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 21.10 Linux distro. Code-named ;Impish Indri,; the operating system features Linux kernel 5.13. Also notable, the Firefox browser that comes with Ubuntu 21.10 is a Snap rather than a typical deb — this may prove controversial for some.”
BetaNews: Official how to switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux tutorial now available. “Understandably, many people are scared of Windows 10 — Microsoft’s data collection through extreme telemetry can make it feel like your own computer is spying on you. In that case, a Linux-based operating system should be considered. Today, Canonical releases an official guide for those thinking of switching to Ubuntu from Windows 7. Not only does the guide address potential hardware incompatibilities, but it provides a handy list of popular Windows software and its comparable Linux alternatives.”
Ars Technica: Ubuntu 19.10: It’s fast, like “make old hardware feel new” fast. “Leaves are turning. Temperatures have dipped. These are sure signs—if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, at least—that Canonical’s Autumn release is upon us. Things are a bit different in 2019, however. Not only is Ubuntu 19.10 nicknamed Eoan Ermine (no, I don’t know how you pronounce it either), but it’s the best non-LTS Ubuntu release Canonical has ever put out.”
The Register: This fall, Ubuntu 19.10 stars as Eoan Ermine in… Dawn of the Stoats. “Canonical has released Ubuntu 19.10, codenamed Eoan Ermine for some reason. Ubuntu 19.10 is only supported until July 2020. The next LTS (Long Term Support) release will be 20.04 next year. Businesses using Ubuntu in production may prefer to wait for 20.04, for which 19.10 serves as a useful preview.”
BetaNews: Ubuntu Linux 19.10 ‘Eoan Ermine’ Beta available for download. “Today, Canonical releases the official beta for the upcoming Ubuntu Linux 19.10. Code-named ‘Eoan Ermine,’ it features Linux kernel 5.3. There are several great desktop environments from which to choose too, such as KDE Plasma, Budgie, and the default GNOME. Ubuntu 19.10 is not a long term support (LTS) version, sadly, so support for the stable release will only be a mere 9 months.” I hope Ubuntu releases a version one day called “Pronounceable Panda”.
BetaNews: Ubuntu-maker Canonical’s GitHub account hacked. “Canonical — the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distro — is investigating an attack on its GitHub account over the weekend.”
Ars Technica: Ubuntu 19.04: The Disco Dingo arrives and will really make your IT dept. happy. “Canonical recently released Ubuntu 19.04, the latest version of its flagship GNOME-based Linux desktop. But if you’re a desktop user, you might be feeling a little left out.”
Neowin: Canonical’s next Ubuntu release is called Eoan Ermine. “Following the release of Ubuntu 19.04 last month, we found out that the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 codename begins with the word Eoan which is an adjective defined as ‘of, or relating to, the dawn’. Since then, followers of the popular Linux distribution have been waiting to see what noun would be picked for the codename, and now we have it – Ermine.”
BetaNews: Ubuntu Linux 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ is finally available for download. “Today, Linux users around the world should celebrate, as Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ is finally here! Following the Beta release, the stable version is now available for download. Keep in mind, version 19.04 is not LTS (Long Term Support), meaning it is only supported until January 2020.” Eight months or so? I think I’ll stick to the LTS releases.