Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 5 04:49:04 UTC 2013

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu
13.04 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.  The team has been hard at
work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

Together with Ubuntu 13.04, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu
Studio also reached Final Beta status today.  We also welcome two new
flavors, Ubuntu Gnome and UbuntuKylin, which are participating in the Ubuntu
release process for the first time this cycle.

Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, and Cloud Images

Some of the new features available in Ubuntu 13.04 Final Beta are:

 * Raring Final Beta includes the 3.8.0-16.26 Ubuntu Linux kernel which
   is based on the v3.8.5 upstream Linux kernel.

 * Unity has been updated to version 6.12.

Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RaringRingtail/TechnicalOverview for


 * KDE SC 4.10.2
 * Muon Suite 2
 * Homerun, Oxygen Font, Krita
 * Slick new look for the installer

Please see https://wiki.kubuntu.org/RaringRingtail/Beta2/Kubuntu for


For details on what has changed in Edubuntu 13.04, please refer to
http://www.edubuntu.org .


New features in Xubuntu Beta 2 include:

 * Documentation is updated to 13.04
 * New version of Catfish (0.6.1) is included and fixes a lot of bugs
 * More updates for the Greybird theme

For more details on what has changed in Xubuntu 13.04, please refer to
http://xubuntu.org/news/raring-beta2/ .


For information about the changes in Lubuntu 13.04, please go to
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu .

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio has had many bug fixes applied since Beta 1.  When compared to
12.10, it has a rewritten icon theme, new wallpapers, new ubiquity, some new
applications, an updated -lowlatency kernel and much more.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RaringRingtail/Beta2/UbuntuStudio for the
release notes.

Ubuntu GNOME

 * In coordination with the Ubuntu Desktop Team, we have decided to stick
   with GNOME 3.6 for Ubuntu 13.04.  For an overview of what's new in GNOME
   3.6, please see https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.6/
 * For more information about the GNOME3 PPAs which offer an early look at
   GNOME 3.8, please see
 * Default apps have changed since Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10.
   - Firefox instead of GNOME Web (Epiphany)
   - Ubuntu Software Center and Update Manager instead of GNOME
     Software (gnome-packagekit)
   - LibreOffice instead of Abiword and Gnumeric
   - The other apps are still available for install; they just aren't
     included in the default install.


UbuntuKylin has had several bug fixes applied to chinese-calendar and
indicator-china-weather, fctix has been made the default and the theme has
been improved since Beta 1.  For more information about UbuntuKylin 13.04,
please see:


About Ubuntu

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clouds, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases.  A
tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and
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Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to
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found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

To Get Ubuntu 13.04 Final Beta

To upgrade to the Ubuntu 13.04 Final Beta from Ubuntu 12.10, follow
these instructions:


Or, download Ubuntu 13.04 Beta images from a location near you:

  http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/download (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server) .

In addition they can be found at the following links:

  http://releases.ubuntu.com/13.04/ (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server)
   (Ubuntu Cloud Images)
   (Ubuntu community-supported images)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/13.04/beta-2/ (Ubuntu Core)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/13.04/ (Ubuntu Netboot)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/13.04/beta-2/ (Kubuntu)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/13.04/beta-2/ (Edubuntu)
   (Ubuntu Studio)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/13.04/beta-2/ (Lubuntu)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/13.04/beta-2/ (Xubuntu)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/13.04/beta-2/ (UbuntuKylin)

The final version of Ubuntu 13.04 is expected to be released
on April 25, 2013.

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