Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, Lubuntu 22.04 LTS has been released. With the codename Jammy Jellyfish, Lubuntu 22.04 is the 22nd release of Lubuntu, the eighth release of Lubuntu with LXQt as the default desktop environment.
Lubuntu 22.04 LTS will be supported for 3 years until April 2025. Our main focus will be on this and future releases.
Lubuntu 21.10 remains supported until July 2022 and Lubuntu 20.04 LTS will be supported until April 2023. For 21.10 and 20.04 LTS, we are limiting changes to critical fixes and underlying system changes shipped with all other Ubuntu flavors.
Lubuntu is an official Ubuntu flavor which uses the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt). The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight yet functional Linux distribution based on a rock-solid Ubuntu base. Lubuntu provides a simple but modern and powerful graphical user interface, and comes with a wide variety of applications so you can browse, email, chat, play, and be productive.
You can find the following major applications and toolkits installed by default in this release:
- LXQt 0.17.0 – more information here.
- Qt 5.15.3
- Mozilla Firefox will be shipped as a Snap package with version 98.0.2 and will receive updates throughout the support cycle of the release.
- The LibreOffice 7.3.2 suite.
- VLC 3.0.16, for viewing media and listening to music.
- Featherpad 1.0.1, for notes and code editing.
- Discover Software Center 5.24.4, for an easy, graphical way to install and update software.
You can find a variety of other applications installed which aim to enhance your experience while staying out of the way of your normal workflow.
Please note: The change of
firefox to snap package, results in the browser being slower to start. It does not impact execution or subsequent runs during that session. The reason for this is the setting up of the confined environment in which snaps run, and decompress the squashfs, with privacy and security benefits. This is very noticeable on first run especially with live media.