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.
I'm looking forward to 12.10, but I'm loving 12.04 right now.
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
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*.