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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" Released

    Canonical has officially announced the release of Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" this morning...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1ODY

  • #2
    where could one find official 13.04 Ubuntu Gnome image for download?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jan1024188 View Post
      where could one find official 13.04 Ubuntu Gnome image for download?
      I don't think there is any...if you want Gnome 3 just install 13.04 and just apt-get the Gnome3 environment from there...that was also what i did way back with Feisty Fawn to install KDE into Ubuntu.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jan1024188 View Post
        where could one find official 13.04 Ubuntu Gnome image for download?
        From the article: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/000171.html

        Which then links to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME

        The first official release will be 13.04, which will be available by the end of April 2013. If you're itching to try it now, check out the daily images here.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jayrulez View Post
          From the article: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/000171.html

          Which then links to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME

          The first official release will be 13.04, which will be available by the end of April 2013. If you're itching to try it now, check out the daily images here.
          No I don't want daily builds, I want the official 13.04 stable release. Anyway, I found it:
          cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/13.04/release/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
            A non release. Nothing significant is changed or improved in this version. Skip it and stay with the LTS. They slashed the support from 18 months to 9 anyways.
            I feel that LTS is a no-go for people with new hardware or who intend to upgrade to newer hardware sometime during the life of the LTS release. There's just too much that will potentially not be supported in the way of hardware drivers.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
              A non release. Nothing significant is changed or improved in this version. Skip it and stay with the LTS. They slashed the support from 18 months to 9 anyways.
              New kernel, new graphics drivers, updated repos, small improvements to boot time and Unity... That's pretty much all I wanted

              Ubuntu mostly just tests and integrates other upstream changes. What else do you want from updates?

              I'd looking forward to either Mir or Wayland; I don't know the details, but I suspect that will make various display issues work a little more smoothly.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                A non release. Nothing significant is changed or improved in this version. Skip it and stay with the LTS. They slashed the support from 18 months to 9 anyways.
                Like every other release? The only difference from an advanced user point of view is more updated packages and thus better hardware support.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
                  I feel that LTS is a no-go for people with new hardware or who intend to upgrade to newer hardware sometime during the life of the LTS release. There's just too much that will potentially not be supported in the way of hardware drivers.
                  They made quantal and raring kernel/Xorg packages available for 12.04 LTS, and i think they come already with newer "point" releases. Search for packages with "quantal" or "raring" (ie. linux-image-generic-lts-quantal).
                  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

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                  • #10
                    this is by far the best release canonical ever did.

                    stable, decent, etc...

                    only thing that lacks is aesthetics fucking unity with gnome icons looks ugly as sin

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                    • #11
                      Ubuntu 13.04 is amazing so far, I have installed it on 4 of my machines here. The only issue I had was HDMI audio not working by default for both nouveau & nvidia proprietary, but that was easily fixed by upgrading to kernel 3.8.9. Finally I can set my the Unity launcher icon size smaller than 32 pixels! Raring definitely makes up for the mediocre Quantal release.

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                      • #12
                        making adjustments

                        For me the Unity bar on a wide-screen display with smaller icons is not a burden; one may have it set to auto-hide also. The first thing I do on a new install is get classicmenu-indicator which gives me everything in a drop-down menu.

                        Don't like the icons? Get different ones. There are a fair number of icon replacement sets now available. Don't like Unity? Install something else. Works best if you pick something that will integrate well. A bit of searching and some forum diving ought to give all the infos needed to find something that works for you. Finding a good utility that'll help you do fine tuning of configuration is not quite fun, but also not that hard to do. I put classic full sliders back on my windows, for starters. The only real hassle I've got is not being able to get a larger cursor that works across X-server.
                        YMMV.

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                        • #13
                          Michael, you could have linked this thread: http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...13-04-released!

                          Is this a prime example of NIH syndrome we hear so much about nowadays?

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                          • #14
                            is it a good idea to backport

                            About two years ago, after reading a bit on the yeas and nays of it, I turned on 'backports' in the sources tab.

                            My laptop always has the last LTS with backports, the tower usually has the latest release - and with backports enabled.

                            I figured with backports that I'd get any improvements and fixes - newer kernel, graphics, drivers, and so forth.

                            Do you think this is a good thing to do? What do you do?

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                            • #15
                              Guide: Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail in less than 20 minutes

                              Hi,

                              I continue the upgrade guide series by bringing to you a new one: a little step-by-step guide with screenshots to illustrate the upgrade process from Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal to 13.04 Raring Ringtail very precisely.

                              I hope this screenshot-guide is of use for those looking to upgrade to the latest (and IMHO greatest) version of Ubuntu

                              http://www.maknesium.de/upgrade-to-u...thout-problems

                              I am looking forward to your feedback!

                              Maknesium

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