Lubuntu 21.04 is now End-of-Life

Lubuntu 21.04 was released back on 22 April 2021 and reaches it’s EOL on 20 January 2022.


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This means if you’re still using Lubuntu 21.04, you have at most a week to plan and perform your release-upgrade to move to the newer Lubuntu 21.10 release. If you don’t upgrade in time, you’ll find all security updates will cease, and adding software or subsequent release-upgrades maybe become more difficult.

If this is you, please note the following which are useful, starting with Lubuntu release notes

to ensure you don’t have any specific issues with your hardware with your Ubuntu base, it’s always a good idea to also scan or read the standard Ubuntu releases notes too

and the Lubuntu’s manual guide to release-upgrading

If you have issues, Lubuntu 21.04 is still currently supported so ask for support here, or your preferred support medium, and we’ll be happy to help you where we can.

If you’d like to confirm this, you can use ubuntu-security-status

fyi: If you’re wondering why it’s 20 January and not 22-January; it’s following a Ubuntu convention where The Ubuntu Release Team decide the date, often using the closest Thursday; the day used by default for releases.

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Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) End of Life reached on January 20 2022 (ie. a day ago)

https://fridge.ubuntu.com/2022/01/21/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…

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