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Ubuntu 22.10 released for IBM zSystems and LinuxONE

By Elizabeth K. Joseph posted Mon October 24, 2022 05:51 PM


On October 20th, the latest Ubuntu release, 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) was released, and in keeping with all Ubuntu releases since 2016, this one is supported in Linux on IBM zSystems and LinuxONE. General release notes for Ubuntu 21.10 are available here: Kinetic Kudu Release Notes and a blog post by Frank Heimes, Technical Lead for Ubuntu on IBM zSystems and LinuxONE at Canonical details the components specific to s390x in the Ubuntu on Big Iron Blog: Ubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) got released!

As with the previous release, 22.04, this version contains support for the IBM z16 and LinuxONE Emperor 4, released this year. It contains various updated software libraries and a new kernel, a new version of s390-tools, enhancements to Secure Execution, and more. Frank's blog post gets into further details and highlights, and instructions for how to download the latest ISO.

Finally, you may also hear from Frank at the recent IBM zDay 2022 which took place on September 15th in the IBM LinuxONE track. In the session "Working With and Securing Your Data with An Open Ecosystem on LinuxONE" he met with the Open Mainframe Project's John Mertic to discuss the open ecosystem within which both the projects exist and thrive.