"We compare Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail to Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin to find out which is the fastest Operating System with HTML5, Octane, Peacekeeper, Sunspider and V8. We will also be testing the Operating Sytems to find out how quickly they start up and shut down. We are testing Ubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 using the Firefox 20 with AMD FX 4300 CPU."
UBUNTU 13.04 FEATURES
"Ubuntu 13.04 will be supported for 9 months and includes cutting-edge new features that make your music, videos, documents and apps much easier to access."
"Ubuntu 13.04 is a newer release of Ubuntu, so it has newer applications in its repository, as well as newer libraries. It also has a newer version of Unity."
"The downside of using a non-LTS release is that they are not as heavily tested by Ubuntu, they have a shorter support lifetime, and they are not as well supported by third parties."
UBUNTU 12.04 FEATURES
"Enjoy the simplicity of Ubuntu's stylish, intuitive interface. Fast, secure and with thousands of apps to choose from, Ubuntu gives you a clean and streamlined experience that you can really make your own."
"Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS is a long-term support release. It has continuous hardware support improvements as well as guaranteed security and support updates until April 2017."
"The use of PPAs for popular applications largely eliminates the need to upgrade to a newer distribution if you want to stay up to date with applications, so I personally don't run anything other than LTS releases outside of testing environments. Unless you want the absolute newest version of everything."
UBUNTU 13.04 REVIEW