Martin Wimpress announced on Twitter the immediate availability of Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS for Raspberry Pi . Jammy Jellyfish is available for 32-bit and 64-bit Pis.

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Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish is available for armhf  (ARMv7 32-bit) and  arm64  (ARMv8 64-bit) platforms. According to their own statements, the development team optimized the images for Raspberry Pi without sacrificing the desktop experience that Ubuntu MATE for PC offers.

Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LT for Raspberry Pi – some highlights

Like the PC version, Ubuntu MATE 22.04 for Raspberry Pi ships with MATE 1.26. For me, the wallpapers generated by an AI are also a highlight of the distribution, which were presented in the PC version of the operating system. Here’s an example:

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Of course it’s always a matter of taste, but for me the MATE variant is better than Ubuntu’s GNOME version – at least I can get along better with it. That’s why I’m happy that Ubuntu 22.04 LTS has finally been released for the Raspberry Pi. Jammy Jellyfish for the PC has been around since the end of March 2022.

Other key features of this version are:

  • Ubuntu Kernel – Regular security patches by the Ubuntu Security Team.
  • VC4/V3D (Full KMS) driver is enabled by default.
  • Automatic online file system expansion.
  • Ethernet & Wi-Fi (on compatible models)
  • Bluetooth (on compatible models)
  • Audio output via 3.5mm analog audio jack or HDMI
  • Video output via composite or HDMI
  • GPIO access via GPIO Zero and WiringPi.
  • USB boot support is available for Ubuntu MATE 20.10 or newer.
  • Automatic file system resizing on first boot.
  • The initial setup wizard guides you through creating a user account and configuring the WLAN.

Download Jammy Jellyfish for Raspberry Pi

In order to be able to install the operating system, you need a microSD card with at least 8 GB. The file system automatically adapts to the size of the microSD card.

You can download an image here . For newer Pi models with more than 2 GB of RAM, the team recommends the arm64 version. The armhf variant works well with the Pi 2 and 3, which come with 1GB of RAM.

Of course, the speed of the microSD card plays a big role. That can be a real bottleneck. So use a fast data carrier – they aren’t that expensive anymore either.

On the official website you will also find a nice graphic showing you which models the operating system is compatible with.

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