Ubuntu 21.10 ‘Impish Indri’ Released: Here’s What’s New?

Ubuntu 21.10 ‘Impish Indri’: Canonical has finally taken the initiative to release Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri after the beta version was announced over a month ago. Let’s see what changes have been made since then. The release seems to be more developer and enterprise-focused since Ubuntu has an increasing number of developers using it for their projects, and the new tools in the latest release will continue to make users safer by isolating them from each other when working on different tasks.

CEO of Canonical Mark Shuttleworth said in a statement that, “As open source becomes the new default, we aim to bring Ubuntu to all corners of the enterprise and all places developers want to innovate”

What’s New in Ubuntu 21.10?

New Libraries and GNOME 40

Ubuntu 21.10 ships with PHP8 and GCC 11, including support for static analysis which will ensure that developers are becoming increasingly aware of security issues in low-level programming every day.

New features were covered. For further information, we encourage you to check out what’s new in GNOME 40, which includes new app designs and updated icon themes as well as touchpad gestures and dynamic workspaces among other changes!

Snap Statistics and New Apps

Canonical has announced that the number of snaps published in the Snap Store has risen by 21% over the past few years, and the Snap Store now connects 10 million systems daily.

Recently, we’ve witnessed Mozilla publishing a snap of Firefox. In the future, we might see more apps being published on the Snap store as a result of this move to tap into the popularity of Ubuntu Snaps.

Improvements In Cloud

We just saw a blog post from Canonical that says they plan to offer an Ubuntu 21.10 OCI (Open Container Initiative) image and we were excited to read that they will be able to provide security updates for at least 10 years.

Other than that, there are more latest images like Prometheus, Grafana, and NGINX are also added. More newly added images are Apache Cassandra v4, Blind9 and Squid. MicroK8 allows you to install Kubernetes just with a single command and it also offers the latest CNCF-certified Kubernetes 1.22.

NVIDIA GPU operator for AI/ML workloads on Kubernetes is included now by MicroK8s community add-ons.

Other Updates

Updated components include the Linux Kernel 5.13, which enables support for Kernel Electric Fence, a run-time memory error detector for production environments. KEF keeps overhead low when detecting common memory errors to help develop better software that is reliable, robust and secure.

Ubuntu 21.10


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