Ubuntu Unity 21.10 RC has been released

Oct 7, 2021

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The release candidate ISO for Ubuntu Unity 21.10 has now been released. We are also slowly migrating our website and blog to a new server! You can get the ISO from the DarkPenguin source at https://ubuntuunity.org/page/downloads.

Unity7 is going to have some REALLY major changes in 21.10, including the updated indicators and the migration of the glib-2.0 schemas. We are now using the new Firefox snap. Speaking of snaps, we have also been busy working on https://repo.lolsnap.org/lol-snap/lol, an open-source alternative to the Snap Store, although it won’t be shipping in 21.10. We are thankful to fosshost for providing a VM for hosting the lol snap store and Discourse forum at https://forum.lolsnap.org.

If you have already installed the beta, you can just update your machine to the RC with the Software Updater GUI or by running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade in the terminal.

The Ubuntu Community Twitter account

A new Twitter account for Ubuntu was created recently by the Ubuntu community (Canonical isn’t involved in it). Its Twitter handle is @ubuntudesktop. Its primary focus is on the desktop, unlike the Ubuntu account managed by Canonical, which is mostly focused on Canonical’s products such as WSL2 and the cloud.

Happy testing!