Today Canonical has released its latest version of the operating system Ubuntu 21.04. Ubuntu 21.04 codenamed 8220Hirsute Hippo8221 packs with some cool new features and a lot of improvements over its predecessor Ubuntu 20.10.
Before users upgrade the current Ubuntu installation to Hirsute Hippo it is important to note that Ubuntu 21.04 is a short-term support release. It8217ll receive updates for 9 months i.e. until January 2022. .
Ubuntu 21.04 brings in some new features and a lot of improvements that will further improve the upcoming long-term support release.
Ubuntu 21.04 8220Hirsute Hippo8221 ships with Linux Kernel 5.11 that itself contains additional support and a lot of updates. For example Linux Kernel 5.11 added support for extended attributes in NFS Btrfs performance and data recovery improvements Intel Rocketlake and DG1 graphics support and much more.
Smart cards are used everywhere from Government offices to small companies. Smart cards add an additional layer of security by authorizing the person8217s identity. Ubuntu 21.04 supports smart card authentication via pamsss.