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