Before going to check what’s new included in the latest version of the world’s most popular free and open-source PC operating system, the Ubuntu 13.04, we have to review some bad news. Most of the big features were planned for Ubuntu’s version 13.04 aka ‘Raring Ringtail‘. Other words the latest version of Ubuntu 13.04 gives some and takes some and it’s no secret that Linux-based desktop OS is heading towards mobile convergence, with a runs-everywhere build expected within a year. While the 13.04 “Raring Ringtail” shows some signs of movement in that particular direction, now, with the new release isn’t exactly packed with new features, rather it has taken one or two away. Check out details after the jump!
Ubuntu is desperately trying to transition from hugely popular enthusiast platform to mainstream competitor for Mac OS X and Windows. Though it has limited success in doing that so far, but depends on the latest big release of Ubuntu, which, as described the 13.04 – Raring Ringtail.
Apart this, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail is yet another step in the game for Ubuntu to gain the most popular and well established market share and more costly competition, along with the OS X and Windows to beat the rivalry with some great features and have its work cut out now matters how good it is.
Although, Ubuntu have won a lot of friends of late, with people choosing it as their operating system of choice ahead of two big hippos in the room. The 13.04 would be the next stop on the long and windy road that the linux-based OS find itself clean. As part of Raring Ringtail’s user focus comes from its new features, one of which is improved social networking. Ubuntu now lets, support, means you can choose which applications integrate with Facebook, Twitter and more, directly from the Online Accounts pane. Which by means they can tell the operating system which apps then have access to those accounts.
The integration of such social network support helps user in two different ways like, one app that can gice access to the Facebook’s photo gallerias, and another can be given access to Facebook chat as well. You can then search photos across all your enabled accounts via a new Unity Dash Photo lens (if you turn on the “Show online results” feature, anyway).
The other feature would be the performance improvements, overall, you can expect from such an update, which will be very welcome to those of us that never quite got the last release of Ubuntu to run. Still, it’s a free OS, so who’s or guying? Canonical appear to have done that to good effect, they claim that it’s the fastest Ubuntu experience to date, with an upgraded kernel deliveriing “dramatic graphical performance enhancements,” reduced RAM requirements and many more.
Ubuntu One is the highlighting features of this new release, which gives the user 5GB of cloud storage, and your files can be accessed from any of your devices. We mean any of your devices, based on Android, including iOS, Windows, OS X and the Web.
Ubuntu 13.04 brings a new task management options to make it easier to switch between multiple windows; just hover over an icon in the dock and use your scroll wheel to select the folder you need. But the Gwibber has been removed as a developer is working of its successor. Alike, Wubi – the Window dual-boot tool – has also been left out of the release due to various bugs. Finally, you got no option to install the Gnome classic shell hereafter. Raring Ringtail is something of a traditional release, which have worthwhile improvemts, but nothing revolutionary, and the missing tools and options will annoy some. Though many Ubuntu users will be benefited with the newly released.
Ubuntu 13.04 is available to download for free now, in both desktop and server guide for those that would prefer either a graphical user interface or a command line. Being an Ubuntu user, you will like it, worth running it on your computer.
You can download the latest version of Ubuntu 13.04 by heading over to this link: Ubuntu.com