Xubuntu 13.04 is here!

The Xubuntu team is glad to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 13.04!

Xubuntu 13.04 will be supported for 9 months and will need other media such as a USB device or a DVD to install. Read more below.

Download Xubuntu 13.04 here!

What’s new in Xubuntu 13.04?

Xubuntu 13.04 is mostly a maintenance release, and there aren’t many new features. However, there are some changes, which include:

  • Gnumeric and GIMP are reintroduced on the ISO
  • New application versions: Catfish 0.6.3 and Parole 0.5.0 with many bug fixes
  • Updates for the Greybird theme and a new wallpaper
  • Duplicate partitions are no longer shown on desktop or Thunar
  • Updated documentation


Starting with 13.04, Xubuntu will have a support period of 9 months for the interim (non-LTS) releases. To read more about the background for the support window and maintenance changes, refer to the Ubuntu Technical Board meeting minutes from 18th of March.

Also starting with 13.04, the Xubuntu images will not fit on standard CDs. This is an effect of changing the target size to a 1GB USB device. To install Xubuntu 13.04 and beyond, you will need other media such as a USB device or a DVD. The Xubuntu 13.04 image size is approximately 800 MB.

To read the complete release notes including technical overview, refer to the Ubuntu 13.04 Release Notes.