New Features in Ubuntu 22.04

Ubuntu LTS five-year releases are tailored for users who demand maximum stability, with each component of system software tested before being integrated into the OS and upgrades being performed without downtime or disruption.

At the time of installation, select to create a swap partition – this will improve performance when under heavy loads and also enable data integrity by providing protection.

GNOME 42

GNOME 42, GNU/Linux’s most popular desktop environment, boasts many new features. Most notably it introduces global dark mode preferences with support for freedesktop standard dark styles (applications can still opt out if they wish), as well as an enhanced screenshot experience that makes taking images or screen recordings easy.

GNOME team is working towards migrating apps over to GTK4 toolkit and libadwaita 1.0 library with the hopes that this will give them a more modern appearance. Files application received a makeover with blue color scheme, new icon theme that follows human-interface guidelines, reduced size on-screen bubbles such as brightness/volume OSDs as well as reduced display footprint for on-screen bubbles such as brightness/volume OSD.

An important change to Files and Applications applications is the addition of remote desktop connections, replacing VNC support. This makes connecting to remote computers from home or office much simpler, with path bars becoming larger for easier navigation; wider filename renaming pop-overs for longer filenames; as well as removal of most rounded corners on desktop and application windows.

Snap Package Manager

The snap package manager is a new way of installing software on Linux that’s designed to make application installation and updates quicker and simpler than traditional apt packages. In addition, snap helps protect your system by making sure each program stays within its sandbox.

Snaps are containers that contain all of the libraries necessary for an application to run smoothly on various Linux distributions, enabling developers to release a single snap that works across many systems at the same time, thus expediting updates faster while gathering more usage data from users.

Once you launch the snap find command on your system, it will display a list of installed snaps and allow you to select an application to run; the command will download and install all required dependencies automatically. Upon successful installation, it will become visible in Snap Store so you can access it through terminal or GUI launchers.

If you want to test out a development version of a snap, use the –devmode command-line argument. This allows for more lenient confinement levels and debugging; after developers have fixed bugs they can submit updated snaps onto stable channels for everyone to install – though updates may take some time before being fully installed and ready for running.

Remote Desktop Connection

Remote desktop software enables users to remotely control a computer. This technology is especially helpful for administrators managing Windows computers remotely or users working from home who need access to their office PCs. Similar to remote-controlled drones and cars, users’ commands are transmitted over the Internet before being executed on the remote-controlled vehicle.

This system operates by employing RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), a network communications protocol which offers a graphical user interface between client computers and server computers. Built into every Windows OS since Windows XP and also available for Linux and OS X systems.

To connect remotely, the client device must contain RDP client software installed and be connected to the same network as the server. Users can then log in using RDP to see their desktop as though they were sitting directly in front of it.

As with local computers, when using remote desktops there can be a short delay between clicking something on a remote screen and when it actually takes effect. This is due to keyboard and mouse input having to travel encrypted over the Internet before reaching its final destination on desktop display screen – though overall the technology remains convenient and secure.

Dynamic Tripple Buffering

Triple buffering helps address the tearing issue in games by providing two back buffers that the game can draw to, which allow the framerate to fluctuate without tearing and eliminates the need for vsync, which has potential latency issues.

Triple buffering with two back buffers usable by both GPUs helps smooth out some of the variance in how quickly a computer makes frames and sends commands to DX, keeping overall average framerate steady and providing extra smoothness that double buffering alone can’t.

GNOME 46 may finally see dynamic triple buffering implemented for Mutter to improve performance on systems with integrated graphics, particularly when rendering 30 and 60 FPS desktop images, as well as helping some achieve higher fps gaming on laptops. This has already proven itself effective.

Ubuntu’s Long Term Support five-year release cycle gives users confidence in the stability and security of their operating system while receiving any bug fixes or security improvements as soon as they become available, rather than needing to upgrade every couple of years. This feature can especially benefit businesses which must ensure servers run reliably and safely; SpinupWP makes this deployment effortless by automatically applying Ubuntu updates when they become available.

Dark Theme

Dark themes for apps can help users read content in low light conditions more efficiently while saving energy through reduced screen glare and eye strain reduction. But to ensure optimal design of these dark themes across different devices and viewing environments, it is crucial that tests be run against it to identify any potential issues with contrast and usability, then implement any necessary changes accordingly.

Material Design-inspired dark themes have quickly become the go-to standard, offering flat layouts with rounded corners for a cohesive dark mode blend. Some even boast glossy effects to give an added depth to their interfaces.

Another solution would be to opt for a minimalist theme with muted color tones. Such themes are easy on the eyes and ideal for users working late into the night or who may be sensitive to bright hues; an example being the Graphite theme which offers a neutral and non-distracting appearance.

Grvbox theme is another excellent choice, designed to work seamlessly with GTK-based applications and providing a familiar and comfortable experience. Available both light and dark variants, and including a custom icon pack to customize its appearance further, Grvbox makes an ideal option for adding some vintage charm to their Linux desktop environment.

Raspberry Pi Support

Raspberry Pi (RPi) is a small computer board designed to be connected to standard USB keyboard and mouse to function like a desktop PC. It includes processor, memory and GPU all packed into a credit-card-sized circuit board.

Raspberry Pi can be used with various peripheral devices, including USB keyboards and mice, HDMI monitors, speakers, media players and media centers. Furthermore, its Raspbian operating system – specifically tailored for this device – runs media centers, spreadsheets and word processing programs while being powered through either micro-USB or USB-C power supplies.

The latest Raspberry Pi model boasts a faster processor and increased memory capacity, as its ARM Cortex-A72 processor provides 1 Gpixel/s or 1.5 Gtexel/s graphics performance and 24 GFLOPS of general computing performance, similar to that of Xbox 360 from 2001.

Raspberry Pi users have their choice of multiple Linux distributions available to them, including Raspbian with its simplified desktop environment that resembles Windows, and OpenELEC, an operating system based on Kodi.

OpenELEC is a lightweight OS designed to turn Raspberry Pis into Kodi media centers. It is an ideal option for beginners as its simple setup provides all of the basic functionality they require while also offering limited customisation options and a GUI user interface.

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