What are the biggest changes with Raring Ringtail (Ubuntu 13.04)?

aiden

So what's new this Ubuntu release season....or should I ask, "What's GNU?" Any major changes?

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jimlynch
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Here's a brief list of Ubuntu 13.04 changes:

Linux kernel 3.8.8
Unity 7
Upstart 1.8
LibreOffice 4.0
CUPS 1.6.2
Python 3.3
Simplified Details Panel in Software Updater
Upstart User Sessions
Friends (replaces Gwibber)

For more, see my review on Desktop Linux Reviews:

http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2013/04/25/ubuntu-13-04/

Amlan Basumatari
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13.04 is definitely one of the strongest releases of Ubuntu in a long time. It brings some much needed polish and performance-enhancement. Check out my list of major changes new to Ubuntu 13.04.

ehtan
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It looks like this is an evolutionary release, and Canonical says they emphasized a reduced memory footprint and "significantly faster response times".  I don't think there are many UI changes.

 

Here is a link to Canonical's press release about it. 

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