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Ubuntu Desktop 21.10 - DVD

Ubuntu 21.10 comes with everything you need to run your organization, school, home or enterprise. All the essential applications, like an office suite, browsers, email and media apps come pre-installed and thousands more games and applications are available in the Ubuntu software center.
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Version 21.10 Release Date: October 14, 2021 (Release Notes)

About Ubuntu

Support lifespan

Ubuntu 21.10 will be supported for 9 months until July 2022. If you need Long Term Support, it is recommended you use Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 221 instead.

New features in 21.10

Updated Packages

Linux kernel

Linux 5.13 177 introduces support for new hardware and some less new:

  • Future Intel and AMD chips, such as Intel Alderlake S or AMD Adebaran.
  • Microsoft Surface Laptops and tablets 165.
  • Rudimentary Apple M1 support.

As well as the usual plethora of bug fixes across the map.

Toolchain Upgrades

GCC was updated to the 11.2.0 release, binutils to 2.37, and glibc to 2.34. LLVM now defaults to version 13. golang defaults to version 1.17.x. rustc defaults to version 1.51.

OpenJDK 18 is now available (but not used for package builds).

Security Improvements

nftables is now the default backend for the firewall.

Ubuntu Desktop

  • Wayland sessions are now available while using the Nvidia proprietary driver.
  • PulseAudio 15 170 introduces support for Bluetooth LDAC and AptX codecs, as well as HFP Bluetooth profiles providing better audio quality.
    • The recovery key feature at installation time has been improved. The recovery key is now optional, stronger and editable.


Ubuntu 21.10 includes GNOME version 40 238, including a new and improved Activities Overview design. Workspaces are now arranged horizontally, and the overview and app grid are accessed vertically. Each direction has accompanying keyboard shortcuts, touchpad gestures and mouse actions.

Updated Applications

  • Firefox  version 93 is now seeded as a snap by default 145, instead of a deb package. The snap is jointly maintained by Mozilla (its publisher) and Canonical. The deb package remains available in the archive and will continue receiving updates for the lifetime of Ubuntu 21.10.
  • LibreOffice  version 7.2.1
  • Thunderbird  version 91.1.2

Updated Subsystems

  • PulseAudio version 15.0 170
  • BlueZ version 5.60 60
  • NetworkManager version 1.32.12 6

Minimum System Requirements

  • 2 GHz dual core processor
  • 4 GiB RAM (system memory)
  • 25 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
  • VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution


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Media TypeDVD
Disc TypeLive Disc
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