Ubuntu 13.04 Released

The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 13.04 for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Codenamed "Raring Ringtail", 13.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution...

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Along with performance improvements to Unity, updates to common desktop packages, and updated core and toolchain components, Ubuntu 13.04 also includes the new Friends service, to consolidate all social networking accounts via Ubuntu Online Accounts. Also included is a tech preview of Upstart's new user session feature.

Read more about the new features of Ubuntu 13.04 in the following press releases: http://ubunt.eu/1304Server http://ubunt.eu/1304Client

Maintenance updates will be provided for Ubuntu 13.04 for 9 months, through January 2014.

Thanks to the efforts of the global translation community, Ubuntu is now available in 42 languages. For a list of available languages and detailed translation statistics for these and other languages, see: # http://people.canonical.com/~dpm/stats/ubuntu-13.04-translation-stats.html #

The newest Kubuntu 13.04, Edubuntu 13.04, Xubuntu 13.04, Lubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu Studio 13.04 are also being released today. More details can be found in their announcements:

This release cycle, we welcome two new flavours to the Ubuntu archive, Ubuntu GNOME and UbuntuKylin. For more information about each, see their wiki pages, and welcome them to the family:

Users of Ubuntu 12.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 13.04 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the releaseitself. They are available at:

Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/features

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren't sure, you can try asking in any of the following places: #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users http://www.ubuntuforums.org http://askubuntu.com #

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If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at: # http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved

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On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, Adam Conrad