Canonical has published technical specifications of the new Ubuntu 13.04
At week Canonical released the technical details of the new distribution Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, which is expected to release on April 25. Simultaneously with the light will go out and the other Ubuntu-satellite projects, such as Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu.
Now available for users of the distribution the second beta version of the operating system, released last week.
It is expected that the new Ubuntu 13.04 will get updated on the life cycle (short) schedule, which was shortened from 18 to 9 months for all versions of systems neLTS Ubuntu.
Now the second beta is available at http://releases.ubuntu.com/13.04/
As said in the Canonical, a new version of Ubuntu 13.04 will receive a number of innovations. First, it is goodbye to the Windows-installer Wubi (Windows-based Ubuntu Installer), which has long supplied with the operating system and allows of Windows installed on your computer Ubuntu (on the same partition as Windows). In Canonical said that the latest Wubi contained a fair amount of bugs and not in demand by the majority of users. In this case, install the operating system on a computer with Windows, of course, everything is still possible. To do this, you can use the bootable media LiveDVD or LiveUSB.
Also in Ubuntu 13.04 system will generate tasks and services for various events in the operating system (Upstart), and if before this option is only for system events, it now also applies to in-session events.
As a basic desktop environment is GNOME 3.6 will be included with the browser Firefox, the system Ubuntu Software Center and Update Manager, an office suite LibreOffice, superseding packages Abiword and Gnumeric. Among other innovations, the package may be noted updated versions of the software Python 3.3, Upstart 1.8 and kernel 3.8.0-16.26 Ubuntu Linux kernel, based on the original core of Linux 3.8.5.
Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Final Beta – What’s New