Canonical released the Beta 2 Version of Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, it come with many change and improve performance. Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2 also come with derivative distributions: Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Server Cloud, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, which have their own development schedule, and the first and only for major version with the new Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Kylin projects.
This Key features available and include to Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2:
- Faster, more performant Unity
- New shutdown and session exit dialogs
- A new sync menu for Ubuntu One
- New interface animations, including window snap
- Scroll-switching of open windows from Unity Launcher
In this “preview” of the Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2 final version we will find a kernel based on the Linux official version 3.8.5, Upstart 1.8 (alternative to SysV init), and more support for Python 3. Updates to some extent predictable. What is relevant, despite the information that is published in this regard is the absence of Smart Scopes , which is deferred until Ubuntu 13.10 .
As for Ubuntu GNOME 13.04, includes version 3.6 of the desktop environment (although version 3.8 can be installed via PPA ). The Ubuntu Software Center, LibreOffice and Mozilla Firefox web browser installed by default.
Download and Install Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2
If you decide to try ubuntu raring ringtail Beta 2, I recommend doing it in a virtual machine (VirtualBox or VMware) or disk clean, because there are problems with the installer. What I can to update using the instructions supplied Canonical although less sense update a branch with a beta.
If you’re running daily builds of Ubuntu 13.04 you don’t need to do anything special to get the beta – as long as you’re up-to-date, you’re using it