Ubuntu MATE 22.04 arrives with MATE 1.26.1, Linux 5.15 and has slimmed down 41%

Ubuntu Mate 22.04

It was my favorite flavor when it came out, when I was running away from Unity, but I ended up ditching it because the laptop I used it on wouldn't shut down even after three. I'm talking about many years ago, and I'm sure that bug has already been fixed, but I mention it because it uses a very customizable and lightweight classic desktop. A few moments ago the launch of Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS, the first since Martin Wimpress stepped down as Ubuntu's desktop boss and refocused on his more personal project.

Among many emojis, what do you see that Wimpress likes, from the News list stands out than Ubuntu MATE 22.04 Jammy jellyfish uses MATE 1.26.1, an update with bug fixes. On the other hand, the themes of the operating system have also been improved, so we can ensure that aesthetic improvements have been introduced.

Highlights of Ubuntu MATE 22.04

  • Linux 5.15.
  • Supported for 3 years, until April 2025.
  • MATE Desktop 1.26.1, which fixes bugs found in the first version of this series. In total, more than 500 bugs have been fixed.
  • Full Yaru support, including accent color. Ubuntu MATE 22.04 includes all Yaru themes, including the Chelsea Cucumber version.
  • Light and dark panels have been added to Yaru for MATE Desktop and Unity.
  • Wallpapers created by artificial intelligence.
  • Reliability when changing and restoring layers (layouts or interface layouts) has been improved. This is one of the improvements that they have introduced in MATE Tweaks.
  • MATE Hud has been updated with support for the new theme engine and introduces two specific MATE themes that will automatically adapt to match the overall theme.
  • ISO weight has dropped from 4.1GB to 2.7GB.
  • Three default apps have been added: the Clock, Maps and GNOME Weather apps.
  • Ayatana Indicators 22.2.0 included by default.
  • Updated main packages, including Evolution 3.44, LibreOffice or Firefox 99 which, although they don't say so, is like Snap.

Ubuntu MATE 22.04 can now be downloaded from this link, soon from his official website.

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