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Ubuntu’s New Desktop Installer Is Now Available for Public Testing, Here’s How to Test It

In early March, I took a first look at Ubuntu’s new Desktop Installer. Canonical provided web-based designs of the new installer ahead of its initial release, as part of the Ubuntu installation images, but now the installer written in Flutter is finally available for public testing in the latest daily build images of Ubuntu 21.10.

The biggest changes in Ubuntu’s new Desktop Installer, besides the modern design that applies to all of the installer’s pages, is a brand-new “Try or Install” page that includes a “Repair Installation” option to help you repair a broken Ubuntu system, the ability to turn off Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology) if you’re installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, a new page to allocate disk space, and a new page to choose between Light and Dark themes.