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Ubuntu 21.10 and EndeavourOS 2021.08.27

Ubuntu 21.10


Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) is the latest release of one of the most popular distributions on the desktop. It will be supported until July 2022, when it will be replaced by release 22.04, the next Long-Term Support (LTS) release.

Ubuntu reserves major new features for its LTS releases, so 21.10 does not introduce any radical changes. The few that it does have include support for the upcoming Intel Alder Lake-S and AMD Aldebaran chips, Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets, and the beginnings of support for the Apple M1 ARM-based system on a chip. The release also benefits by including the Linux 5.12 kernel, which was released in April 2021. However, most of the changes are upgrades. On the desktop, these upgrades include the Gnome 40 desktop environment, as well as a collection of application images for containers, plus the latest versions of GCC, OpenLDAP, and OpenJDK for developers, and the latest versions of Pulse Audio, Apache, OpenStack, and LibreOffice for other users.

Ubuntu aims the release primarily at developers, especially those building cloud applications. However, the bug fixes and security from updated applications make Impish Indri a release that users of all interests and skill levels will want to install.


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