Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) released

Utkarsh Gupta utkarsh.gupta at canonical.com
Thu Apr 25 15:20:52 UTC 2024

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, codenamed “Noble Numbat”, 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, together with the community and
our partners, to introduce new features and fix bugs.

Our 10th Long Term Supported release sets a new standard in performance
engineering, enterprise security and developer experience.

Ubuntu Desktop brings the Subiquity installer to an LTS for the first time.
In addition to a refreshed user experience and a minimal install by default,
the installer now includes experimental support for ZFS and TPM-based full
disk encryption and the ability to import auto-install configurations. Post
install, users will be greeted with the latest GNOME 46 alongside a new App
Center and firmware-updater. Netplan is now the default for networking
configuration and supports bidirectionality with NetworkManager.

Ubuntu now enables frame pointers by default on 64-bit architectures to
enable CPU and off-CPU profiling for workload optimisation, alongside a
suite of critical performance tools pre-installed. The Linux 6.8 kernel now
enables low-latency features by default. For IoT vendors leveraging 32-bit
arm hardware, our armhf build has been updated to resolve the upcoming 2038
issue by implementing 64-bit time_t in all necessary packages.

As always, Ubuntu ships with the latest toolchain versions. .NET 8 is now
fully supported on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS) for the full
lifecycle of the release and OpenJDK 21 and 17 are both TCK certified to
adhere to Java interoperability standards. Ubuntu 24.04 LTS ships Rust 1.75
and a simpler Rust toolchain snap framework to enable future rust versions
to be delivered to developers on this release in years to come.

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:


Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop,
Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud and Ubuntu Core. All the remaining flavours
will be supported for 3 years. Additional security support is available
with ESM (Extended Security Maintenance).

To get Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

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Users of Ubuntu 23.10 will soon be offered an automatic upgrade to 24.04.
Users of 22.04 LTS will be offered the automatic upgrade when 24.04.1
LTS is released, which is scheduled for the 15th of August.
For further information about upgrading, see:


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

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


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On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
Utkarsh Gupta

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