Edubuntu 13.04 Release Announcement

The Edubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Edubuntu 13.04 (codename: Raring Ringtail). This release will be supported for 9 months, it is intended for enthusiasts and users who would like to try out the latest and greatest software. If you're installing Edubuntu in an organisation such as a school, university or non-profit, we suggest you deploy Edubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support), which is supported until April 2017 for both Servers and Desktops. We recently released a point release to Edubuntu 12.04 LTS, bringing updated hardware supported, bug fixes and security updates applied out of the box.

What's New?

New Default Packages:

  • klavaro - flexible touch-typing tutor
  • krecipes - recipe manager and collection of recipes
  • gramps - genealogical research program
  • chemtool - chemical structures drawing program
  • fritzing - easy to use electronics design software
  • einstein - puzzle game inspired by Einstein's puzzle
  • vym - mindmapping tool
  • bluefish - wysiwyg html editor
  • remmina - connect to various remote desktops including rdesktop

Notable updates

  • Unity: 7.0
  • LibreOffice: 4.0
  • Firefox: 19.0
  • Thunderbird: 17.0
  • Linux: 3.8
  • Upstart: 1.8
  • Python 3.3

Where to get it

For information on how to get Edubuntu, please refer to the downloads page. Guides and installation instructions are also available via the documentation. If you're using Edubuntu, please let us know by logging your installation on our deployments page.

Known Issues

Please refer to the Technical Overview document for known issues and other technical information regarding this release.

About Edubuntu

Edubuntu is a grassroots movement, we aim to get Ubuntu into schools, homes and communities and make it easy for users to install and maintain their systems in educational and non-profit environments.

We are students, teachers, parents and hackers who believe that learning and knowledge should be available to all. Want to get involved? Then please get in touch!.