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Download Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)

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Release Date

Ubuntu 21.04 was released on Thursday the 22nd of April 2021. Since then Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo has provided millions of users all over the world with a free, stable, secure operating system. It was replaced on Thursday the 14th of October 2021 by Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri)

Non-LTS Release

Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo is not an LTS release, and as such will only be supported until January 2022. It will be replaced by Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri the preceding October, in 2021. This means a user of the non-LTS release has to upgrade approximately every six months to keep in line with security updates.

The Hippo

“The hippopotamus is a large, mostly herbivorous, semiaquatic mammal and ungulate native to sub-Saharan Africa. After the elephant and rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the third-largest type of land mammal. Despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, the closest living relatives of the Hippopotamidae are cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises, etc.), from which they diverged about 55 million years ago. Hippos are recognisable by their barrel-shaped torsos, wide-opening mouths revealing large canine tusks, nearly hairless bodies, columnar legs and large size; adults average 1,500 kg (3,310 lb) for males and 1,300 kg (2,870 lb) for females. Despite its stocky shape and short legs, it is capable of running 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances.” — Wikipedia