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    Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released

    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 for


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

    Please see for


    For details on what has changed in Edubuntu 13.04, please refer to .


    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 .


    For information about the changes in Lubuntu 13.04, please go to .

    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 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
    * 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:

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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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    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: (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server) .

    In addition they can be found at the following links: (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server)
    (Ubuntu Cloud Images)
    (Ubuntu community-supported images) (Ubuntu Core) (Ubuntu Netboot) (Kubuntu) (Edubuntu)
    (Ubuntu Studio) (Lubuntu) (Xubuntu) (UbuntuKylin)

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

    More Information

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    Apr 2013

    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released

    Lubuntu AMD64 desktop version crashing installer!!!!

  3. #3
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    Dec 2005

    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released

    Ubuntu (raring-desktop-amd64+mac.iso) daily build 2nd April 2013 does not boot after installation. Same result with earlier builds with online update option.
    Ubuntu (raring-desktop-amd64+mac.iso) daily build 30th March 2013 works fine with rEFIt 0.14 and of course without current updates.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2006
    New Hampshire, U.S.A.
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released

    Quote Originally Posted by ubu-for View Post
    Ubuntu (raring-desktop-amd64+mac.iso) daily build 2nd April 2013 does not boot after installation. Same result with earlier builds with online update option.
    Ubuntu (raring-desktop-amd64+mac.iso) daily build 30th March 2013 works fine with rEFIt 0.14 and of course without current updates.
    I've had two successful installs of raring amd64 2 April. Both times there was an almost immediate crash of compiz. Recovered and kept on running. One was Acer Aspire one 10.1" netbook, the other Acer Aspire 5253 wide screen notebook.

    BTW, I'm no unity fan, but raring running fine on this netbook laptop screen 1024x600 but driving 1600x900 20" screen with wireless keyboard and mouse, off a USB 2.0 SSD hard drive. For what I do, internet browsing ubuntu unstable office etc. the 1G storage is enough. I don't do games. I do some video, however the cheap broadband at 1.5 mb is my limiting factor.

    I run precise 12.04.2 backup with 2D my impression 3D is sluggish, Quantal I don't use any more, raring seems O.K. I'm surprised switching back to Maverick (no longer supported) how fast it boots and runs.

    Latest purchase is $199 Acer C7 chromebook. I'm no chrome fan, but for the very limited function - internet browsing only, no offline office, etc. it is very very quick and easy. I'm quite interested to see how ubuntu variants will compete. There are some complex instructions on chrubuntu for the chromebook not clear that chrubuntu supports the accelerated graphics. I think chrubuntu is 12.04 level. Maybe someone will do a chromebook raring?


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