Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) released

Łukasz 'si2100' Zemczak lukasz.zemczak at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 14 16:52:36 UTC 2021

Ubuntu 21.10, codenamed “Impish Indri”, 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, partnering with the
community and our partners, to introduce new features and fix bugs.

Ubuntu Desktop 21.10 makes wayland sessions available while using the 
Nvidia proprietary driver. PulseAudio 15 introduces support for Bluetooth
LDAC and AptX codecs, as well as HFP Bluetooth profiles providing better
audio quality. The recovery key feature at installation time has been
improved, with the recovery key now optional, stronger and editable.
Ubuntu Desktop 21.10 includes GNOME version 40, with a new and
improved Activities Overview design. Workspaces are now arranged
horizontally, and the overview and app grid are accessed vertically.
Each direction has accompanying keyboard shortcuts, touchpad gestures
and mouse actions.

Ubuntu Server 21.10 integrates recent innovations from key open
infrastructure projects like OpenStack Xena, QEMU 6.0, PHP8, libvirt 7.6,
Kubernetes, and Ceph with advanced life-cycle management tools for
multi-cloud and on-prem operations from bare metal, VMWare and
OpenStack, to every major public cloud.

The Ubuntu Kernel has been updated to the 5.13 based Linux kernel and
our default toolchain has moved to the gcc 11.2.0 release with glibc 2.34.

The newest Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE,
Ubuntu Studio, 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 9 months for all flavours
releasing with 21.10.

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Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak

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