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Working Ubuntu 13.04 Release Date Announced

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Ubuntu 13.04 probably won't arrive in full until next spring.

A tentative launch date for Ubuntu 13.04 has already appeared on the "R" schedule, just weeks before Ubuntu 12.01 "Quantal Quetzal" becomes a proper release on October 18. Naturally dates are subject to change, and so far Ubuntu 13.04 has yet to be named.

According to the schedule, Ubuntu 13.04 won't be fully released until next spring. The process starts with Alpha 1 which is scheduled to launch on December 6, followed by Alpha 2 on February 7. Then on March 7, Ubuntu 13.04 will supposedly arrive as beta, and then go into Release Candidate mode on April 18.

Finally, Ubuntu 13.04 is expected to officially release on April 25, 2013 – this will be a Thursday, which is Ubuntu's traditional release slot. Again, keep in mind that development on Ubuntu 13.04 hasn't even begun, and that this schedule is just a draft. Dates could change depending on how development progresses.

Mark Shuttleworth, father of the Ubuntu operating system, will be the one to announce the codename for Ubuntu 13.04. What that will be is anyone's guess at this point, but the schedule indicates that there's plenty of time to conjure up potential names before the first alpha arrives in mere months.


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    jerm1027 , October 1, 2012 7:18 AM
    I'm pretty sure they would stick to an April release, otherwise they would have to call it Ubuntu 13.05. ;) 
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    jerm1027 , October 1, 2012 7:18 AM
    I'm pretty sure they would stick to an April release, otherwise they would have to call it Ubuntu 13.05. ;) 
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    katalystgames , October 1, 2012 9:21 AM
    I agree with jerm1027. Ubuntu is almost always right on time because of a well practiced release cycle. By the way, there is a little typo in the article... 12.10 is being released this October not "12.01" ;) 
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    wildwell , October 1, 2012 9:41 AM
    I'm sure it will come with Unity pre-installed as the default interface, GNOME hasn't been the default since 10.x.
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    myromance123 , October 1, 2012 10:26 AM
    hydac7, Ubuntu is Linux. Linux means freedom. You have the right to use whatever DE you want on Ubuntu. Just because it wasn't tailored to your specific needs doesn't mean it is bad. I personally have GNOME classic, GNOME Shell and Unity installed and use them all fine on 12.04.

    I'm looking forward to 12.10, but I'm loving 12.04 right now.
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    cookoy , October 1, 2012 11:31 AM
    Using 12.04.1 and Unity UI for more than a month now and it works quite well for me. May try out 12.10 and 13.04 when they are released, but will still retain 12.04 as its EOL is 2017.
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    technoholic , October 1, 2012 11:51 AM
    LOL 12.10 will be out in october and 13.04 in april, this is the usual cycle, nothing to change in this and nothing new about this cycle
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    mobrocket , October 1, 2012 12:19 PM
    i have been using the 12.10 beta
    and i like it.. Unity gets alot of crap, but i think its cus its different not cus its bad.
    i have been using unity to get to amazon, i figured that ubuntu deserves a few bucks

    M$FT, dont need you anymore, you WHORE
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    nickchalk , October 1, 2012 2:06 PM
    some kind of DX emulation and i'm jumping over there full time.
    they have everything else i'm using in daily basis except directx support to play games, wine is not working in most games and there are few from those that work, that you can play without problems.
    i had trouble playing games rated platinum in wine's appdatabase, mostly with sound and textures.
    the os itself is different but in the end no one was born knowing how windows works, most people if not all who know how to use a computer will need less than two weeks to to feel comfortable using ubuntu.
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    katalystgames , October 1, 2012 2:27 PM
    nickchalksome kind of DX emulation and i'm jumping over there full time.they have everything else i'm using in daily basis except directx support to play games, wine is not working in most games and there are few from those that work, that you can play without problems.i had trouble playing games rated platinum in wine's appdatabase, mostly with sound and textures.the os itself is different but in the end no one was born knowing how windows works, most people if not all who know how to use a computer will need less than two weeks to to feel comfortable using ubuntu.


    Hey nickchalk, have you tried using the "PlayOnLinux" client in the software center in Ubuntu to automatically configure your wine for windows games? I have been hearing good things about it. I could also imagine that game titles will start pushing more into OpenGL once Valve/Steam start their official linux support, making it more likely that games support both DX and OpenGL and enabling Linux users a piece of the gaming pie *yum*.
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    redeye , October 1, 2012 3:56 PM
    really rough... Ridiculous rodent... real Ratchet..., ramjet ratchet..., ramjet rodent... rank rodent...rodent ratchet.., ridiculous ratchet!...route ratchet..
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    vittau , October 1, 2012 4:46 PM
    Revolutionary Raven. I win.
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    technoholic , October 1, 2012 7:37 PM
    Russian Roulette :) ))
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    madjimms , October 1, 2012 7:53 PM
    I know most of the people commenting are pro-Unity (because those who aren't get down voted) But I find it very cumbersome & anti-productive.
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    technoholic , October 1, 2012 7:59 PM
    i suggest everyone to try gnome 3.4 with ubuntu 12.04. Although, beware of the newer gnome versions cause they can and will pretty much screw your system. At least until Quantal arrives