Ubuntu 13.04 due out Thursday
What’s new in Raring Ringtail, the latest version of Ubuntu? It appears that Canonical is out for refinement in the newest version of its Linux distribution — we’re talking about making the ever-evolving Unity user interface look slicker and streamlining code so the operating system runs faster than it has in the past.
While such enhancements may seem minor on paper, keep this in mind — squeezing more efficiency out of an operating system is actually a pretty big deal. Microsoft — once arguably the king of bloated software — has spent a lot of time talking about how fast Windows 8 is. If Microsoft is touting speed, it should come as no surprise that Canonical has an interest in making sure its operating system is efficient, too.
How can you get Raring Ringtail? If you already have Ubuntu, you’ll get an update notification on your desktop or you can simply run your Update Manager and let it check and see if the Raring Ringtail is available.
If you’ve been thinking about giving Ubuntu a test drive, simply head over to Ubuntu.com, click the “Download” tab and follow the instructions. Bear in mind that you can opt to run Ubuntu alongside your current operating system. You can also install it to a USB drive or DVD so you can test drive it without installing it on your computer. Complete instructions on how to install Ubuntu alongside your current operating system or test drive it are available through the download tab.
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