Canonical has released its latest version of the popular Ubuntu Linux distro today. Ubuntu 13.04, dubbed “Raring Ringtail” is now available to download, or new Linux users can take the new OS for a test drive in their web browsers. Canonical is marketing Ubuntu 13.04 as the fastest and most polished Ubuntu ever, and has included some new features that will make a Linux fan’s heart sing.

An updated UI, with visual polish unmatched in the Linux ecosystem is the most noticeable improvement in Raring Ringtail. Canonical has also continued to streamline the OS, making it run on less hard drive space and RAM than any other major OS. Raring Ringtail also introduces Canonical’s MIR, a next generation display server, which is the first step towards Ubuntu’s dive into the mobile space. The MIR is optional for users, but available for Linux heads who love testing out the latest and greatest software tweaks available.

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail is available now for download at Canonical’s Ubuntu page, and users interested in Linux, but not quite sure if they are ready to make the leap, can test drive Ubuntu in any web browser at this link.