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April 26, 2013

Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' is here, to be followed by 'Saucy Salamander'

Ubuntu 13.04 has been released! However, the new versions comes with more polish and bug fixes rather than striking new innovation. Development on Ubuntu 13.04 has focused less on adding new features and more on performance, Canonical said.

In particular, performance on lightweight systems was a key area of emphasis as part of polishing Ubuntu for use on mobile devices, the company said. Accordingly, version 13.04 aims to deliver not just significantly faster response times in casual use, but also a reduced memory footprint.

You can download the Linux distribution from the Ubuntu project site. In the meantime, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth today also named the next version of the software: Ubuntu 13.10, due in October, will be nicknamed “Saucy Salamander.”

[via PC World]