Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04 introduces Cinnamon 5.2.7, still unofficial

Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04

Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04 It is now available. It is the sixth release of this cinnamon flavor of Ubuntu, and the first of the unofficial ones to appear nearly three years ago. For that reason it appears in the headline that is still unofficial. Currently it is still a "Remix", that is, an independent project that is working to end up under the umbrella of Canonical, but has not yet done so. Another who is trying is Ubuntu Unity, whose developer is part of Canonical despite being a teenager.

On new products that have been introduced in Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04, we can say little, since the release note It doesn't explain much and downloading the ISO is clocking me right now 4 hours from Sourceforge. We can say some things, like that it uses Linux 5.15 and it will be supported for a longer time, but they don't mention exactly how long. Also that it uses Cinnamon 5.2.7, the most outstanding novelty of this release.

Highlights of Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04

  • Linux 5.15.
  • Supported for a longer time, but Joshua Peisach, its developer, has not explained how long. The rest of the flavors will be available until April 2023, and the remixes are expected to be available until at least April 2024, when they release the next LTS version. Of course, if nothing makes them disappear.
  • Cinnamon 5.2.7 (note on 5.2).
  • Firefox is expected to be available only as a snap package, as the DEB version is removed from the official repositories.

Peisach says that it bothers him that Ubiquity don't have a setting for the theme if you don't have Cinnamon in the background, and it's something we'll fix for the Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04.1 release next August. On the other hand, it says that updates from the same operating system will be disabled for a few days. When the time comes, it can be done with sudo do-release-upgrade.

Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04 available from this link, although the downloads at the moment are somewhat slow and it may be worth updating the official website to download it through Google Drive or the Torrent network.

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