Here's a brief sample of some of the things that had changes:
Text and Fonts
Audio and Video
Wine 1.6 will be welcomed by Wine users.
How to Install Xubuntu, Kubuntu or Lubuntu in Ubuntu 13.04
If you like Ubuntu but hate Unity, Linux.com has an article that will shows you how to install Xubuntu, Kubuntu or Lubuntu in Ubuntu 13.04.
Each of these desktops has its pluses and minuses. Personally, I'd opt for Xubuntu or Lubuntu as KDE has never really floated my boat. But your mileage may vary.
That, of course, is almost embarrassingly easy, since relief from the oddly-structured constraints that Unity imposes on your work habits is only an apt-get install away.
Do you like an extra-light desktop? Use
apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
Love wobbly windows and a transparent cube with all six faces in use?
apt-get install kubuntu-desktop.
Something between those extremes, just clean and powerful?
apt-get install xubuntu-desktop.
On your part, all you are required to do is twiddle your thumbs while the necessary packages are downloaded and installed, and when it's done you can log in to a very different experience than Unity offered you.More at Linux.com
Of course you could also give Linux Mint a try. Linux Mint Debian edition is probably my favorite desktop distro. I did a full review of the latest version of it for Desktop Linux Reviews. So that might be a good alternative if the desktops listed above don't interest you, and you want to skip Ubuntu altogether.
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