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First came the codename, then development opened, now Ubuntu 21.10 daily builds are available to download.

The installer images linked below arrive a little bit earlier than I was expecting (and a bit earlier than normal, based on previous releases). But progress comes as it does, and Ubuntu’s developers seem super keen to get started on this cycle.

Now, you’re reading this article on May 2021 — if you’re reading from the future than I have hopefully popped back and replaced this section. For now however, there’s not much to see in the daily builds. The first few weeks are spent getting imports synced, tooling updated, and any requisite foundations properly plumbed in.

All of the good stuff will follow.

But if you’re technically minded (and don’t mind bugs) now is a great time to spin up a custom virtual machine or separate install to use specifically for following Ubuntu 21.10 development. Just keep installing updates as and when they come and you’ll be riding the 21.10 wave like an indisputable icon of interim release testing!

Download Ubuntu 21.10 Daily Builds

Ubuntu daily builds are (as their name suggests) far from final, finished, or bug-free versions. Do not install an Ubuntu 21.10 daily build as your primary OS (or as the only OS on your mum’s/boyfriend’s/boss’s laptop). Use a separate partition, a dedicated development device, or a virtual machine if possible — and remember to make frequent backups of anything important.

Daily build quality will vary day to day so it’s always best to get the very latest one and not a snapshot. Usability and/or stability issues should be expected, particularly as new features are added (or in some cases removed).

All of that caution out of the way you can click the button below to download the latest Ubuntu 21.10 daily build:

Download Ubuntu 21.10 Daily Build (64-bit .iso)

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