Canonical just released Ubuntu Linux 22.04 last week, with a slew of latest options and an prolonged help interval of 5 years. Pop!_OS, one of many extra standard desktop Linux distributions based mostly on Ubuntu, has now launched an replace with the brand new Ubuntu model as the muse.
Pop!_OS relies on Ubuntu and makes use of a lot of Ubuntu’s packages and default purposes, however with a personalized model of the Gnome desktop setting that System76 calls ‘Cosmic’. There are just a few different adjustments too, like built-in drivers for Nvidia graphics playing cards (should you set up utilizing the Nvidia PC installer) and a customized app retailer.
The brand new launch improves the expertise for computerized updates, which may now be optionally scheduled for a sure day and time. The automated updates work for Debian, Flatpak, and Nix packages, so the settings panel is a one-stop store for managing how most purposes and system elements are up to date. Nevertheless, computerized updates are nonetheless turned off by default.
System76 added a brand new Assist panel within the Settings app, which has fast hyperlinks to documentation articles, the neighborhood help chat, skilled help (for individuals who have bought System76 computer systems), and log recordsdata. The revamped Pop!_Shop app retailer is obtainable, with a extra responsive interface, progress bars on Replace and Set up buttons, and a brand new ‘Lately Up to date’ dwelling web page part that highlights purposes that simply printed new updates.
The overall desktop expertise has been up to date with improved multi-monitor help, extra HiDPI optimizations, and sooner efficiency. System76 additionally switched the audio system to PipeWire, as an alternative of the older PulseAudio system utilized by Ubuntu and plenty of different Linux programs. The changeover shouldn’t break any software program, however your mileage might differ.
You possibly can try the total checklist of enhancements on the supply hyperlink under. The working system is available for download on the System76 website.
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