The world’s most popular Linux distro, Ubuntu has got a new version i.e: Ubuntu 21.10 has been released.
The Ubuntu version 21.10 codenamed Impish Indy is now available on Canonical’s download channels.
The main highlight of this release is that it includes GNOME 40 as the default desktop environment, brings abroad horizontal workspace switcher and application launcher, and also few touchpad gestures.
Besides this, the Impish Indri has updated core elements and the applications to the newest version. The software that has been updated to the latest version with this update includes LibreOffice 7.2, Thunderbird 91, Firefox 93, PulseAudio 15, QEMU 6.0, and Python 3.9.4. Additionally, the Firefox Snap app is shipped with the Ubuntu 21.10 release.
The Linux kernel also updated to version 5.13, brings support for new processors (AMD and Intel), Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets, and basic support for Apple M1 chips.
From a security point of view, the update brings Nftables as default firewall backed and file manager allows extraction of password-protected ZIP.
Ubuntu 21.10 Version
Additionally, Ubuntu 21.10 server edition toggles the needrestart enabled to default, incorporates certified NVIDIA GPU drivers, and provides a minimal installation option to support IoT or container installations.
Talking about the Ubuntu 21.10 release, Canonical’s CEO, Mark Shuttleworth said;
As open source becomes the new default, we aim to bring Ubuntu to all the corners of the enterprise and all the places developers want to innovate. From the biggest public clouds to the tiniest devices, from DGX servers to Windows WSL workstations, open-source is the springboard for new ideas and Ubuntu makes that springboard safe, secure and consistent.
Ubuntu 21.10 release is not a part of LTS, so users will get updates only till July 2022.
The users who prefer stable versions will have to wait for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS in April 2022.
Besides the release of Ubuntu 21.0, derivative spins have also been made accessible; audio production-focused Ubuntu Studio, or the lightweight Lubuntu.
Moreover, you can check out this page for a comprehensive list of Ubuntu 21.10 release notes and also for the ISOs download links. Ubuntu 21.10 download link is also available on that page.
Note: 32-bit processor systems won’t receive any updates as the support for it ended two years ago.
Today, OpenBSD version 7.0 was also released along with several improvements and additions.
Meanwhile, you can download the latest ISO for OpenBSD from here.
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