Weeks ago, the developers announced the (at that moment) upcoming EOL for Ubuntu 13.04, essentially, Ubuntu 13.04 stopping to receive support and, therefore, being recommended to be replaced with stable supported versions of Ubuntu.
April 2013 saw the release of Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, version bringing,--at that moment--, improvements, new features and additional quality to Ubuntu 12.10.
Ubuntu 13.04 features a 9 month period of official support, as a consequence, Ubuntu 13.04 will reach its EOL (end of life) on the 27th of January 2014:
Hours ago, the developers released Ubuntu 13.04, allowing millions and millions of users from across the world to experience a robust, stable, reliable and fast Ubuntu release.
Moreover, the developers have prepared an online tour aimed at familiarizing the user with several 13.04-specific changes, as well as offering a glimpse of the latest Ubuntu release to newcomers.
April 25th, 2013, Ubuntu 13.04 has been released, incorporating a massive amount of performance optimizations and new features, overall bundle of additions presenting itself as a fast, stable and polished Ubuntu release.
Ubuntu (with Unity) is a versatile, powerful and polished operating system, overall professional OS achieved with a serious look at both critical components and details, work aimed at (and successfully implemented) carefully crafting all Ubuntu components.
Symbols, ideals, concepts, etc, overall patterns created by human beings from the beginning of time, have shaped us, patterns observable in all the aspects of life, including architecture, mathematics, society structure, etc.
Numerous new features have already landed in Raring Ringtail, including fancy animations for Previews, error-tolerant libcolumbus library, new icons for lenses and Ubuntu logo, refined and enriched window-management behavior, etc.
Yet, it seems that high-performance is a current development effort in Ubuntu 13.04, performance enriched in the newly-released Unity 7 (via the regular updates).
Months ago, the developers announced the started work on transforming the Dash Home into a powerful versatile search area, in the sense of adding numerous and numerous data sources to the Dash, allowing users to hassle-free search through a vast and diverse amount of scopes (data sources).
Essentially, the Dash Home is to contain data sources ranging from shopping to wikipedia, IMDb and weather forecasts, aiming at incorporating relevant online sources, as perceived at a planetary scale.
The new QML-based Gwibber renamed to Friends-app, available via Ubuntu 13.04's Ubuntu Software Center
The Raring Ringtail development cycle marks a relevant chapter in Gwibber's evolution, cycle that witnessed a definitely interesting shift of Gwibber.
Started months ago with Ubuntu's Ken VanDine's exciting statement about the upcoming rewrite of Gwibber, the developers initially created Friends, a completely new, optimized, performance-wise under-the-hood service aimed at powering Gwibber (the interface).
Along with Unity Previews, faster Dash, new icons for lenses and BFB, Unity, across the Raring Ringtail development cycle, has received a serious attention on details, especially related to desktop behavior and user interaction.
Weeks ago, Unity gained enriched Unity launcher quicklists, meaning, having simultaneously opened multiple windows of the same application, exposes the name of those windows as Unity launcher quicklist entries.