Ubuntu 21.10 brings GNOME 40 debut and a focus on devs

Ubuntu 21.10 brings GNOME 40 debut and a focus on devs

Ubuntu 21.10 comes out today, an interim release with nine months of support, and the first to use GNOME 40 for the desktop. The Ubuntu release cycle delivers a new LTS (Long Term Support) version every two years, the next one being 22.04 in April. This means that 21.10 is a handy preview of features that may not get production use until 22.04. One of the features highlighted by Canonical is actually a Windows feature. "Windows developers will be delighted with out-of-the-box support for graphical applications on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), which enables users to enjoy Ubuntu desktop applications without modification," said the press release. The word "developers" suggests that Canonical does not expect this to be something most users will seek out, despite the new status of WSL …
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