Canonical launched Ubuntu 22.10. The latest version of the Linux operating system introduces multiple features for IoT devices and Ubuntu management.

Ubuntu is one of the most widely used Linux distributions. Large organizations use the operating system for VMs and devices in cloud and edge environments. The latest version, Ubuntu 22.10, introduces multiple features for IoT devices and Ubuntu system management. The update is now available.

IoT

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth said that Ubuntu is becoming increasingly popular as an operating system for IoT devices. Hence, Ubuntu 22.10 offers multiple features for IoT management.

Toolchain updates for Rust, Go, Ruby and GCC help developers optimize workflows. In addition, OpenSSH — a tool for encrypted remote logins — is now configured to use ‘systemd socket activation’ by default.

‘Systemd socket activation’ ensures that OpenSSH’s encryption is applied only when a connection request comes in. As a result, Ubuntu uses less memory on small devices.

Ubuntu management

On the IT management side, Ubuntu 22.10 includes a new version of Landscape Server. Companies use the tool to manage multiple Ubuntu systems at scale. The beta of Landscape Server 22.10 makes it possible to deploy and manage Ubuntu in a centralized environment on any type of architecture.

For example, users can install Landscape Server on systems with Arm- or Arm-based processors, including Ampere Altra VMs in the cloud and tiny Raspberry Pi devices at the edge. In addition, the tool supports RISC-V processors. RISC-V is a popular architecture for compact sensors and IoT devices.

GNOME 43

Finally, Ubuntu 22.10 introduces several enhancements for GNOME 43. GNOME is a set of popular applications for Linux operating systems. Ubuntu 22.10 improves the performance and reliability of the latest version, GNOME 43. The new Quick Settings menu provides access to frequently used settings, including power consumption, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and dark mode.

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