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Ubuntu 23.10 “Mantic Minotaur” Now Features Linux Kernel 6.3

Rohan Timalsina

July 6, 2023 - TuxCare expert team

The upcoming Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 23.10, began its development in late April and was initially powered by Linux kernel 6.2. As we all know, Linux kernel 6.2 is no longer supported, hence updating to Linux kernel 6.3 or later is strongly advised. After two months of development, the daily build ISO images of Ubuntu 23.10 now utilize the stable Linux kernel 6.3.

Ubuntu 23.10 (Mantic Minotaur) is based on the current interim release, Ubuntu 23.04 (Lunar Lobster), and is expected to arrive on 12 October 2023. Therefore, there are still four months for the development phase of Ubuntu 23.01, so Linux kernel 6.3 might not be the kernel you get on the final release.

It is also important to note that Linux kernel 6.4 was released last week with new features and improvements. So, we may anticipate that Ubuntu 23.10 will shortly have the Linux kernel 6.4. Also, the upcoming Linux kernel 6.5 will likely enter the development phase in mid-July. So, there is a potential that Ubuntu 23.10’s final version will feature the Linux kernel 6.5.

If the Ubuntu Kernel team decides to rebase Ubuntu 23.10 on Linux kernel 6.5, they would have nearly two months to thoroughly test and optimize it, ensuring exceptional hardware support for users.

Ubuntu 23.01 is an interim release that will get official support for 9 months until July 2024. In addition to the latest GNU/Linux technologies, it will include the upcoming GNOME 45 desktop environment series, anticipated for release in late September 2023.

Download the most recent daily build ISO images from the official website if you are interested in testing the development snapshot of Ubuntu 23.10 on your machine.


The sources for this article include a story from 9to5Linux.

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