Ubuntu 13.04 Preview

Ubuntu 13.04 Preview

A few days ago, I decided to give the Ubuntu 13.04 ‘Raring Ringtail’ Beta version a test. I downloaded the Daily Build and installed it successfully. The first thing I have got to share with you all is there are many things to put in mind whenever you’re using any program/system in beta. Do not set too much expectation or you will be let down or frustrated. I was doing some work related word processing using the new LibreOffice Writer and my first experience was terrible. I had many crashes, so I talked to one of the Linux/Unix maniacs who told me they’re not facing any troubles so far. Then I wondered what it was that I was doing wrong. And then I concluded he had downloaded it a day or two after me. So he was working with a different Daily Build. So I jumped on update manager and updated my Daily Build to the latest.

I was running a smooth, quick and powerful system again. It wasn’t just the LibreOffice issue, but you could get something like a random compiz crash or random screen flickering which was quite a pain and is something I’ve never experienced with such a stable OS as Ubuntu. But after updating and with the new Linux kernel, I’ve had the best end-user experience on a very easy to use operating system.

I even had some of my family members who can be easily categorized/classed by geeks like us as computer illiterates using Ubuntu discovering the Software-Center.

Also, joining an overseas call on Skype, which has delivered an awesome experience even better than the main house PC with Windows 7 on the same connection as Ubuntu, we got such a stable and smooth call (audio/video).

Special thanks to my colleague, Chris Jones, who was also testing the Daily Builds of Ubuntu 13.04 and has provided some screenshots for us. Unixmen will cover the release of Ubuntu 13.04 ‘Raring Ringtail’ and have a full review on the release date of April 25.

Screenshot from 2013-04-13 16:57:10  Screenshot from 2013-04-13 16:48:41  Screenshot from 2013-04-13 16:56:26  Screenshot from 2013-04-13 16:53:37  Screenshot from 2013-04-13 16:53:07

  • Ade Malsasa Akbar

    Thank you, My Dear Brother.

  • Marjana

    All I can say is that I’m finally fed up with Ubuntu (or more accurately, with Unity “desktop”). This time I also tried Kubuntu and I must admit KDE desktop is a lot better than Unity. In fact KDE is is so good I can’t remember using a better desktop in my life. I guess I will also have to try other distribution that are more focused on KDE, like OpenSuse, as KDE experience will probably be even better.

  • Stephen Green

    Try Mint KDE…

  • http://www.eurobytes.nl/ blade19899

    Just a heads up, the unixmen frontpage is full of php code, saying stuff are deprecated.

  • Chrisjones

    Ubuntu 13.04 will be introducing the official Ubuntu GNOME version which can be used for those that prefer GNOME over Unity.

  • http://profiles.google.com/morgancoxuk morgan cox

    If your running KDE you may as well just run Kubuntu.

    At the end of next week Kubuntu 12.04 will be far newer than Minkt KDE14.

  • Khalid

    Have a look on this post please http://www.unixmen.com/042013-top-things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-and-linuxmint/ I’m using gnome on my desktop