Ubuntu 13.04 Linux Raring Ringtail Debuts for Servers
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The Ubuntu 13.04, aka The Raring Ringtail release, is out this week and is a standard (non-LTS) release. The difference between an LTS release and a standard release is support length, which is a big deal for server users in production. LTS releases receive five years of support, while standard releases only get 9 months.
Mark Baker, Ubuntu Server Product Manager at Canonical, explained to ServerWatch that the 'Raring' release is an interim release where new items are brought in with the goal of them landing in a future LTS.
In the case of some of the new items in Ubuntu 13.04, several key ones will be made available to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server users as well.