Ubuntu 13.04 has been officially released today. I’ve been testing it on and off for a while with many of the Beta releases. I’ve not had any issues with it, in fact, I’ve had less issues with 13.04 than with the 12.10 release. (Mainly issues with installing Nvidia drivers) There are some known issues with it at the moment which may cause some issues for some people:
Warning: according to the known issues in the release log :
Skype won’t start (without a fix )
Google Chrome won’t install (without a fix )
I don’t use Skype, and I usually use Chromium when I’m using Linux and it’s easy to install from the software center. The fine folks at OMGUbuntu have some good videos up on the changes with the desktop interface since 12.10. Overall, download it and check it out, Ubuntu keeps getting better with each release.
Info from OMG Ubuntu: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/ubuntu-13-04-download