Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ubuntu 13.04 Released "RaringRingtail"

The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Ubuntu 13.04 Release is the next version of Ubuntu.

In Ubuntu 13.04 the kernel is based on v3.8, LibreOffice has been upgraded to version 4.0, and the default music player is Rythmbox 2.98. It no longer includes the UbuntuOne music store plug-in. You can now access the Ubuntu music service through an entry in the sidebar launcher. There are various improvements in the Unity desktop.

Get Ubuntu 13.04

Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10

To upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 on a desktop system:
  • Open Software Sources.
  • Press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager" (without the quotes) into the command box.
  • Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release '13.04' is available.
  • Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
To upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 on a server system:
  • Install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed.
  • Launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
Note that the server upgrade will use GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of e.g. dropped connection problems.
Offline upgrade options via alternate CDs are no longer offered for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server. Please ensure you have network connectivity to one of the official mirrors or to a locally accessible mirror and follow the instructions above.

Upgrading from other releases

Users of other Ubuntu releases need to upgrade first to 12.10, and then to 13.04.
For further information on upgrading to 12.10, please see its upgrade instructions.

Ubuntu downloader for Windows discontinued

Due to various bugs in Wubi that have not been addressed in time for the final release, the Ubuntu team will not be releasing the Wubi installer with 13.04. You can read more about this decision here. Users who wish to try out Ubuntu without repartitioning a Windows system are encouraged to use a live system instead, booted from either a DVD or a USB disk.

Support lifespan reduced

Ubuntu 13.04 will only be supported for 9 months. Previous non-LTS releases were supported for 18 months. For more information, please read the announcements here orhere.

Download Ubuntu 13.04

13.04 images can be downloaded from a location near you.
You can download 13.04 ISOs from:

New features in 13.04

Please see the Raring blueprint list for details.
Please test and report any bugs you find:


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