Ubuntu released 21.10 – gHacks Tech News

The next version of Ubuntu, 21.10 “Impish Indri” has been released, with nine months of support as it is not an LTS release.

This version of Ubuntu comes with some new features and some great performance, at least on my system.

  • Ryzen 5 3500x
  • 16GB DDR4 3000MHz
  • NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super
  • 3 displays @ 1080p (2x60hz and 1x 144hz)
  • Ubuntu is installed on a SATA SSD.

New features and updated apps

Ubuntu 21.20 brings new multimedia signals when using Wlandland by default. Also, 21.10 now has a continuous pillow icon in the dock instead of a desktop icon that provides a good workflow option. Also when talking about Wayland, NVIDIA users can now use Wayland when using proprietary drivers.

The latest version of Pipewire is included in this Ubuntu installer, making various devices and applications, such as screen integration applications, work better with Wayland. Compared to the turbulent years of the past, Wales has finally begun to shine.

Some of the latest software paired with Ubuntu 21.10 are as follows

  • LibreOffice 7.2
  • Thunderbird 91
  • GNOME 41 Calendar App, Character App, GNOME Disk Utility, GNOME Image Viewer and GNOME System Control.

Also, this version of Ubuntu will now be shipped by default to the Firefox Snap app, but the backup version is also supported.


I was amazed at how fast this Ubuntu installation went and how responsive the system was. It doesn’t matter what application I started, or how open I was at one time, I could not push it in any realistic way unless my system was ever flying … I installed Ubuntu regularly. SATA SSD is not my NVME drive, but the performance was faster compared to other broadcasts and desktop environment settings. Opened with Firefox and 5 tabs, LibreOffice Writer unlocked, and Spotify playing music, my CPU only reached 4% usage, 2.6 GB of RAM was used.

Overall the installation was windy, the performance was excellent, and I even had my NVIDIA drivers and media codecs easily installed in the installation box – there were zero barriers or problems.

Another noteworthy note is that a new Ubuntu installer is being developed using the Google Flutter SDK alongside Ubuntu 21.10. The new installer is not yet the default, but it is something to look forward to as it brings additional options to the installation, including a cleaner interface and page selection.

Final Thoughts

GNOME is not my favorite desktop environment, but I was amazed at how good, smooth and easy all this release was, a great alternative for anyone who enjoys Ubuntu, enjoys GNOME, or simply wants it. Some may see this prerequisite for the upcoming LTS. And I think this release would be good if it was like that.

Now you

Are you trying out the new Ubuntu, or wait for LTS to come out? Let us know in the comments!


Ubuntu released 21.10

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Ubuntu released 21.10

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The next version of Ubuntu, 21.10 “Impish Indri” has been released, with nine months of support as it is not an LTS release.


Mike Turcotte-McCusker





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