Ubuntu 21.10

Ubuntu 21.10
Version of Ubuntu
CodenameImpish Indri
Architectureamd64, arm64
Kernel version
Latest build
Release date14 October 2021
Support end
User interface
Package managerAPT
Desktop, Server
Ubuntu 21.04
Replaced by
Ubuntu 22.04

Ubuntu 21.10 is a version of Ubuntu which was released to the public on 14 October 2021 under the codename "Impish Indri".[1]

Behind the codename[edit | edit source]

The adjective "impish" means being michevious or being devilish. Indri (also known as a babakoto) is one of the largest living lemurs and is a native to Madagascar.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • GNOME Desktop 40.4 is now the default desktop environment, replacing GNOME 3.38.
  • Firefox, along with other applications is now a snap application by default.
  • When the snapd package is removed, it automatically reinstalls when the user attempts an upgrade, or while installing a package.
  • A placeholder Ubuntu logo is used in place of the OEM logo if no OEM logo is found in the firmware.
  • The Recycle Bin is now integrated into the Dock, just like in Unity, instead of being a desktop shortcut.

Criticism[edit | edit source]

Following the release of Ubuntu 21.10, the operating system received a heavy amount of backlash. Most notably being the often enforcement and the poor performance of snap applications.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

The new version of Nouveau, an open-source NVIDIA video driver, does not work with newer NVIDIA cards such as GTX 10 series. Devices with these graphic cards will be unable to boot the system.

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References[edit | edit source]