Ubuntu 20.10 Is Reaching End Of Life This Month: Here’s How To Update To 21.04

Users won't receive app and security updates after July 22.


For all the Ubuntu users who are still ‘grooving’ with Groovy Gorilla (Ubuntu 20.10), the support for the same will be ending July 22. This means that you’ll no longer receive security, app, or bug fixes updates.

Saying goodbyes could be hard, but the good news is Ubuntu 21.04 has been out since April, and it brings new features and improvements. In this article, let’s look at how to update from Ubuntu 20.04/20.10 to 21.04 ‘Hirsute Hippo.’

Ubuntu 20.10 End of Life: How to update to Ubuntu 21.04?

To update Ubuntu, all you need to do is open the terminal and enter the following command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
sudo do-release-upgrade

If you want to do it from a GUI, enter the command.

software updater ubuntu 21.04

The app will check for updates and when you see an update is available, click on the Upgrade button.

The upgrade process might take 30-60 minutes, depending on your internet speed. Hence we suggest you wait patiently.

Other flavors of Ubuntu like Kubuntu, Lubuntu, etc., based on 21.04, are also available to download. If you don’t like GNOME, you might also want to look at the newly released Pop!_OS 21.04.

What are your thoughts on Hirsute Hippo? Do you like it, or is it not your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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