Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Final Beta released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Beta release of the Ubuntu 21.10 Desktop, Server, and Cloud products.

Ubuntu 21.10, codenamed “Impish Indri”, 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, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

This Beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu flavours.

The Beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper image build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 21.10 that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the final release expected on October 14, 2021.

Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Cloud Images:

Impish Beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of packages, including a current 5.13 kernel, and much more.

To upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10 Beta from Ubuntu 21.04, follow these instructions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ImpishUpgrades

The Ubuntu 21.10 Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/21.10/ (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server on x86)

This Ubuntu Server image features the next generation Subiquity server installer, bringing the comfortable live session and speedy install of the Ubuntu Desktop to server users.

Additional images can be found at the following links:

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/daily/server/impish/current/ (Cloud Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/21.10/beta/ (Non-x86)

As fixes will be included in new images between now and release, any daily cloud image from today or later (i.e. a serial of 20210923 or higher) should be considered a Beta image. Bugs found should be filed against the appropriate packages or, failing that, the cloud-images project in Launchpad.

The full release notes for Ubuntu 21.10 Beta can be found at:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/impish-indri-release-notes

Kubuntu:

Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/21.10/beta/

Lubuntu:

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu which uses the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt). The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight yet functional Linux distribution based on a rock-solid Ubuntu base.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/21.10/beta/

Ubuntu Budgie:

Ubuntu Budgie is community developed desktop, integrating Budgie Desktop Environment with Ubuntu at its core.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-budgie/releases/21.10/beta/

UbuntuKylin:

UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/21.10/beta/

Ubuntu MATE:

Ubuntu MATE is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop environment.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/21.10/beta/

Ubuntu Studio:

Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu that provides a full range of multimedia content creation applications for each key workflow: audio, graphics, video, photography and publishing.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/21.10/beta/

Xubuntu:

Xubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/21.10/beta/

Regular Daily Images:

Regular daily images for Ubuntu, and all flavours, can be found at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for clients, servers and clouds, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit https://ubuntu.com/support

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:
https://ubuntu.com/community/participate

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to improve this and future releases of Ubuntu. Instructions can be found at:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this Beta release on our website, IRC channel and wiki.

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Fri Sep 24 02:26:52 UTC 2021 by Brian Murray, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 701

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 701 for the week of September 12 – 18, 2021. The full version of this issue is available here.

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Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop and Server products.

Unlike previous point releases, 18.04.6 is a refresh of the amd64 and arm64 installer media after the key revocation related to the BootHole vulnerability, re-enabling their usage on Secure Boot enabled systems. More detailed information can be found here:

https://ubuntu.com/blog/grub2-secure-boot-bypass-2021

Many other security updates for additional high-impact bug fixes are also included, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, and Ubuntu Base.

To get Ubuntu 18.04.6

In order to download Ubuntu 18.04.6, visit:

https://ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads

Users of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be offered an automatic upgrade to 18.04.6 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BionicUpgrades

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the 18.04.6 release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

#ubuntu on irc.libera.chat
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
https://ubuntuforums.org
https://askubuntu.com

Help Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/contribute

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, clouds and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:

https://ubuntu.com/support

More Information

You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website listed below:

https://ubuntu.com

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Fri Sep 17 08:47:54 UTC 2021 by Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 700

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 700 for the week of September 5 – 11, 2021. The full version of this issue is available here.

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 699

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 699 for the week of August 29 – September 4, 2021. The full version of this issue is available here.

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