Ubuntu 13.04 Code Named ‘Raring Ringtail’

On the verge of the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, the company that powers Ubuntu, has announced the official code name for the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04, and it is called ‘Raring Ringtail’.

The current long term release of Ubuntu 12.04 is really good at managing power consumption when compared to the previous releases, and I’m hoping the 12.10 will be even better. Plus, one cannot ignore the power management efficiency of an OS, if you are planing to go ‘big’, as the future is going to be dominated by mobile computers.

So in his official announcement, Mark says …

So what will we be up to in the next six months? We have two short cycles before we’re into the LTS … by then we want to have the phone, tablet … I think it’s time to look at the core of Ubuntu and review it through a mobile lens: …

measure our core platform by mobile metrics, things like battery life, number of running processes, memory footprint, and polish the rough edges that we find when we do that. The tighter we can get the core, the better we will do on laptops and the cloud, too. …

You can read the official announcement from here.

2 thoughts on “Ubuntu 13.04 Code Named ‘Raring Ringtail’”

  1. Yes! We’re moving on! Yippee! Never mind the people who orignally installed Ubuntu on their PCs and made the OS as popular as it is today.

    That was sarcasm by the way 😉

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