Ubuntu 21.04 (“Hirsute Hippo”) Release Date, New Features and Default Wallpaper

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The Ubuntu team announced the release date and the development cycle for Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo.Ubuntu 21.04 is due for release on April 22, 2021.

Ubuntu 21.04 New Features

Linux Kernel

The Linux Kernel 5.11 should be included in Ubuntu 21.04 as default.

GNOME 3.38 as default desktop

The default desktop environment is GNOME 3.38.

Updated native apps

Other features should include the latest version of GNOME native applications as available alongside pre-loaded apps such as Thunderbird, Firefox.

Encrypting EXT4 partitions

Ubuntu’s Ubiquity installer might allow users to encrypt their EXT4 partitions without being forced to use the LVM partitioning scheme.

Home directory permission change

Ubuntu 21.04 makes the newly added user’s home directory permission to 750 from 755.

Ubuntu 21.04 Wallpaper

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