Install Type RAM (minimal) RAM (recommended) Hard Drive No desktop 64 megabytes 256 megabytes 1 gigabyte With Desktop 64 megabytes 512 megabytes 5 gigabytes
Ubuntu 13.04 Download
You can download the desktop version of Ubuntu 13.04 from this page. The file I downloaded weighed in at 785 MB.
You can download the various other spins of Ubuntu from these links:
http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/13.04/release/ (Ubuntu Cloud Server)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/13.04/ (Ubuntu Netboot)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/13.04/release/ (Ubuntu Core)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/13.04/release/ (Edubuntu DVD)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/13.04/release/ (Ubuntu Studio)
You can get Ubuntu 13.04 in 32-bit or 64-bit versions.
Ubuntu 13.04 Installation
If you’re running Ubuntu 12.10, you might want to check out the upgrade instructions to upgrade to 13.04.
As always, the Ubuntu 13.04 is very easy and fast. You can watch a slideshow while your install completes.
Please note that you have the option to download updates and third party software during the install. I opted to do this as it saved from me from having to do it after my install completed. I recommend that you do the same, it’ll save you time later on.
Ubuntu 13.04 is also a live distro, so you can just click the Try Ubuntu button after booting off the CD or DVD. You can also just take a web based tour of Ubuntu 13.04.
The Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop
This release comes with Unity 7. Unity 7 contains a number of useful changes and additions including:
Faster Icon Reveal
Dash Error Finding
Please note that in the desktop screenshot below I have changed the default wallpaper to something a little more eye catching. The default wallpaper is a bit more subdued, so don’t freak if you hate the wallpaper I have in the screenshot.