Jonathan Riddell has announced the availability of the second testing release of Kubuntu 13.04: "Welcome to the 'Raring Ringtail' Alpha 2 release, which will in time become the 13.04 release. Highlights: the latest release of KDE's Plasma Workspaces and Applications 4.10 adds a new screen locker, Qt Quick notifications, colour correction in Gwenview and faster indexing in the semantic desktop; Kubuntu should now be able to support UEFI Secure Boot, a standard for controlling what software can be run on a computer; includes the 3.8.0-6.11 Ubuntu Linux kernel which is based on the upstream 3.8-rc6 Linux kernel; 13.04 is distributed with an updated default toolchain that includes GCC 4.7.2 and eglibc 2.17; OpenJDK 7 is the default Java implementation...." Read the release announcement and release notes for more details and known issues.
kubuntu 13.04

NOTE: This is an alpha pre-release. Kubuntu Pre-releases are NOT recommended for:
  • Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
  • Anyone who needs a stable system
  • Anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
  • Anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable
Kubuntu Pre-releases ARE recommended for:
  • Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
  • Kubuntu developers

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Kubuntu 13.04 Alpha 2 (i386-32bit) (928MB, torrent)
Kubuntu 13.04 Alpha 2 (amd64-64bit) (910MB, torrent)

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