Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) is now available.

Thirteen is my favourite number. April is my favourite month. I am stoked on this release for superstitious reasons alone!

Seriously though 13.04 is 12.10 done right. A quality build. I’m very happy with this release. I’ve been running it since the beta was announced ~3 weeks ago. Best, Unity Based Ubuntu, Ever.

PS: Don’t forget to run:

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping

The amazon debacle is still not adequately resolved. Running that command at the terminal is good enough for now. Canonical is actively working on a reasonable compromise. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and re-install when I see it. I’m coming around…

An aside.

System Settings -> Appearance -> I set my wallpaper to “Changes throughout the day.” It’s a feature that cycles through the images in /usr/share/backgrounds/. This directory contains wallpapers that get updated every Ubuntu release.

My 3-year-old daughter who is currently potty training saw this one pop-up:

Kids Say the Darndest Things is an American comedy series hosted by Bill Cosby that aired on CBS as a special on February 6, 1995

Kids say the darndest things.

“Regarde papa, caca!”

I laughed. A picture forever ruined? Oh well.

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