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Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Reached End of Life, Upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10 Now

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Dubbed by Canonical as the “Hirsute Hippo,” Ubuntu 21.04 was released nine months ago, on April 22nd, 2021. It was the first Ubuntu release to use the next-generation Wayland display server by default for its Ubuntu Desktop flavor, which uses a modified version of the GNOME desktop environment.

Ubuntu 21.04 didn’t make the plunge into the GNOME 40 desktop environment series due to its redesigned Activities Overview, but it did ship with support for GNOME 40 apps while being built on top of the older GNOME 3.38 desktop environment series.

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Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) End of Life reached on January 20

  • Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) End of Life reached on January 20 2022

    As of January 20, 2022, Ubuntu 21.04 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 21.04, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

    The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

    Ubuntu announced its 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) release almost 9 months ago, on April 22, 2021, and its support period is now nearing its end. Ubuntu 21.04 will reach end of life on January 20, 2022.

    At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 21.04.

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