Ubuntu Unity 22.04 arrives with default support for flatpak and changing some default apps

Unity 22.04

Today, April 21, was the day the Jammy Jellyfish family had to arrive, and it is happening. Although there are still several flavors to publish their release notes, they can all be downloaded from cdimage.ubuntu.com. What cannot be downloaded from there are the "Remixes", that is, Ubuntu flavors that are currently intended to become official, but are not. The first one to announce its launch has been Unity 22.04, which is developed by the young member of Canonical Rudra Saraswat.

Saraswat also handles other software for Ubuntu, such as Ubuntu Web or gamebuntu, so he is expected to make another statement today or over the weekend. In any case, the first thing that has been announced is Ubuntu Unity 22.04, of which I would highlight that it has included support for flatpak packages and the default Flathub repository.

Highlights of Ubuntu Unity 22.04

The release notes for this release don't include many details, so without time to download and test the ISO, we can't check out some details.

  • Linux 5.15.
  • Supported until… it doesn't say, but it's expected to be supported for at least two years, until Ubuntu 24.04 is released. The normal would be three years, until April 2025.
  • Firefox as snap by default, a forced move since the “DEB” version will not be included in any official repository.
  • The following default app substitutions have been made to make them look better in the Unity interface:
    • The document viewer by Lectern.
    • The text editor by Pluma.
    • VLC video player.
    • The image viewer by EOM.
    • The system monitor by MATE System Monitor.
  • The ISO no longer separates BIOS and UEFI, so the same ISO can be used in both cases.

Ubuntu Unity 22.04 can now be downloaded from this link.

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  1.   Oscar Roman said

    The change of applications was necessary. The default Gnome apps didn't fit well with Unity, but with Mate they look much better.