Final release date: 14 October
Impish Beta brings updated versions based on GNU C Library 2.34, GCC 11, LLVM 13, and GNU Binutils 2.37, and a current 5.13 kernel. This Ubuntu Server image features the next-generation Subiquity server installer. Ubuntu Bugmaster Brian Murray talked about the final beta version, saying,
“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.”
The desktop image enables users to try Ubuntu without changing their computer and install it permanently later. The server install allows users to install Ubuntu permanently on a computer for use as a server.
To download Ubuntu 21.10 beta images
For additional cloud images:
- http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/daily/server/impish/current/ (Cloud Images)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/21.10/beta/ (Non-x86)
What is the latest version of Ubuntu?
The latest LTS version of Ubuntu is 22.04, also known as "Jammy Jellyfish" and it was released on 21 April 2022. Ubuntu 22.04 will be supported until 2027.
What are the system requirements for Ubuntu?
The latest version of Ubuntu's system requirements are:
- 2 GHz dual-core processor or better
- 4 GB system memory
- 25 GB of free hard drive space
- Internet access is helpful
- Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
Can Ubuntu run on older hardware?
If you have the above requirements, you can run Ubuntu. We do not recommend using the latest version of Ubuntu for older hardware, but you can try older versions of Ubuntu.
Can I run Ubuntu on a virtual machine?
Yes, you can install and use Ubuntu in virtual machines like VMWare or VirtualBox.
How do I enable Ubuntu on Windows 10?
To enable Ubuntu on Windows 10, you should be using at least Windows build 1709. Then you should enable Windows Subsystem for Linux from the Windows Features interface. Now you can download and install Ubuntu from Microsoft Store.
Can Ubuntu be installed on a virtual machine?
Yes, Ubuntu can be installed on a virtual machine. A virtual machine (VM) allows you to run an operating system within another operating system. This means that you can install Ubuntu on a virtual machine and run it on top of your current operating system, without the need to replace it or partition your hard drive. To install Ubuntu on VMWare, you can refer to our article: How to create VM and install a Linux distro on VMWare Workstation