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Coming in Ubuntu Linux 13.04: instant purchases from the desktop
Canonical may not have published an official alpha release for its core Ubuntu Linux 13.04 OS last week—or a corresponding list of new features—but on Friday the company did reveal some specifics about what's coming in this next version of its popular Linux distribution.
In fact, Cristian Parrino, Canonical's vice president of online services, outlined three key new features in a post on the Canonical blog.
Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" saw the software's desktop Dash "take another important step towards fulfilling its intended purpose of being an online, global search tool that helps users find anything, instantly, right from their home environment," he wrote. “There are a number of exciting improvements planned for 13.04 that will make the Dash more comprehensive, more online, and as a result—slicker and even more useful.”