Ubuntu 21.04 Testing Week Continues For Taming The Hirsute Hippo

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 4 April 2021 at 12:00 AM EDT. 6 Comments
Kicked off this past Thursday and running through 7 April is the Ubuntu 21.04 "Testing Week" for helping to test the new changes and catch any remaining issues with there being now just three weeks to go to the final release.

This coincides with this past week's Ubuntu 21.04 Beta release while ideally users will be running the very latest daily ISO at the time of testing or otherwise have carried out the latest package updates post-beta phase.

Those with extra time around the Easter weekend and wanting to help test out Ubuntu 21.04 either as an install or just the daily live environment, details on the Ubuntu 21.04 Testing Week can be found via the Ubuntu Discourse.

Assuming no major issues creep up, Ubuntu 21.04 "Hirsute Hippo" should be out on 22 April. Ubuntu 21.04 is featuring the GNOME 3.38 desktop, Mesa 21.0 and Linux 5.11 as some of the key components, Wayland by default as one of the most notable desktop changes for its GNOME desktop, beginning to LTO packages for better performance, and a wealth of package updates.
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