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Ubuntu 13.04 Released Today

For all you Ubuntu users out there, Today is a good day for you guys.
Today’s release of Ubuntu 13.04 on thedesktop brings a host of performance
and quality improvements making it the fastest and most visually polished
Ubuntu experience to date.


Performance on lightweight systems was a core focus for this cycle, as a
prelude to Ubuntu’s release on a range of mobile form factors. As a
result 13.04 delivers significantly faster response times in casual use,
and a reduced memory footprint that benefits all users.

This release also illustrates Ubuntu’s ongoing commitment to quality and
dependability. “Our kaizen approach to development as well as community
engagement result in a high quality alternative for people
worldwide,”commented Jane Silber, CEO at Canonical. “This release, our
17th on a regular cadence, meets the needs of enterprises,
organisations, governments and communities looking for a secure and
intuitive computing experience.”


Canonical’s next generation display server, MIR is available as an
option for developer testing and contribution. MIR will enable the
seamless convergence of Ubuntu across phone, tablet and PCs in the next
set of releases. Having just one codebase for all devices simplifies the
lives of both developers and end-users, and makes possible a new
generation of devices that combine the portability of the mobile phone
with the productivity of a laptop.

Ubuntu 13.04 includes the Developer Preview SDK for developers to build
native applications for Ubuntu devices. Using this SDK, developers can
make a single application for all Ubuntu form factors and publish it in
the Ubuntu Software Centre with a single upload. Developers have already
started to create applications for Ubuntu across different devices.

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