Six months of dedicated development went into creating Ubuntu 21.10, which is backed by 9 months of security and core app updates. This release also acts as a gateway to next year’s long-term support (LTS) release.
And by jove is there plenty to see!
While the arrival of GNOME 40 and its rejigged desktop is a rather big deal on its own, I imagine the imposition of a Firefox Snap app as default will inspire the most discussion. Ubuntu 21.10 isn’t just lighter to look at (spoiler) but it feels lighter in use too — I’m not running the distro on top-tier hardware.
But for me what makes this release most appealing isn’t a specific one-thing, it’s the aggregate total; the combination of new apps, new kernel, new GNOME Shell, new look, and new installer (though not default for now) make the Impish Indri a particularly inspiring iteration of this iconic distro.
Okay, that’s enough alliteration for one post 😉. Hit play on the video in the hero area to imbibe (sorry, last one) the essentials (if you’re reading from a feed reader or a scraper site you can watch our Ubuntu 21.10 video on YouTube directly).
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