Ubuntu 23.04 (Lunar Lobster) released

Ubuntu 23.04, codenamed “Lunar Lobster”, is here. This release continues
Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open
source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
The team has been hard at work through this cycle, partnering with the
community and our partners, to introduce new features and fix bugs.

Ubuntu Desktop 23.04 features a new installer, unifying the Ubuntu server
and desktop installation engine, enabling the same autoinstall
configuration workflows for both desktops and servers. The UI sports
a refreshed user interface with a modern but familiar first-time user
experience.

This release includes GNOME 44, delivering further usability improvements
with a focus on new quick settings options for bluetooth device management
and dark mode. And desktop snaps now benefit from new refresh
functionality for quicker application of updates.

Organisations using Ubuntu Desktop will benefit from additional Active
Directory policies for app confinement, enterprise proxy and network sharing.
Ubuntu Desktop now also supports Azure Active Directory user authentication,
a first for Linux desktops.

Ubuntu 23.04 delivers the latest toolchains and runtimes for Python, Java,
Go, C, C++, Rust and .Net to ensure the most up to date experience for
innovators and enthusiasts. QEMU allows developers to emulate their
applications on multiple architectures and the latest release includes new
hardware support for a range of armhf, arm64, RISC-V and s390x devices to
ensure that local development environments match the target deployment
architecture.

The latest versions of Docker and Containerd deliver improved container
security and lifecycle management. LXD environments are also easier to
deploy thanks to pre-seeding in cloud-init and network hotplug support.

The newest Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Cinnamon,
Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Unity, and Xubuntu are
also being released today. More details can be found for these at their
individual release notes under the Official Flavours section:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/lunar-lobster-release-notes/

Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours
releasing with 23.04.

To get Ubuntu 23.04

In order to download Ubuntu 23.04, visit:

https://ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 22.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 23.04. For further
information about upgrading, see:

https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of
charge.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on
the release itself. They are available at:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/lunar-lobster-release-notes/

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:

https://ubuntu.com/desktop
https://ubuntu.com/desktop/features

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

#ubuntu on irc.libera.chat
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
https://ubuntuforums.org
https://askubuntu.com
https://discourse.ubuntu.com

Help Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways
you can participate at:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/contribute

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, IoT,
cloud, and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular
releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is
included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few
clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical and
hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about
support, visit:

https://ubuntu.com/support

More Information

You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website
listed below:

https://ubuntu.com

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On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak

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