I have been wanting to make the switch from Windows to Ubuntu for a while now and decided to do a test run by dual booting on my tower. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 as it was the latest version and had no issues with the set-up. Now that I have it installed I am having issues figuring things out.

A main thing that is bugging me is I tried to set up eclipse using the ADT package(http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html). When it runs if I minimize the window disappears and the icon is not on the sidebar.

Another thing is there seems to be a problem with the Software Centre. When I go to see the currently installed applications, it shows a white screen with an unanimated loading circle in the middle and the cursor turns to the loading cursor.

I guess my question would be is should I downgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 and do my set-up there or just wait for the next update.

Also taking your recommendations if you think I should choose another Linux distribution for Android development.

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    13.04 is still in development and will be unstable, so yes 12.10 or 12.04 LTS would be more functional. Commented Feb 17, 2013 at 10:52
  • Hm. I never installed Eclipse but... Sorry for the silly question. Is it possible to install Eclipse from a terminal? Certainly you will get some error messages there
    – Melon
    Commented Feb 17, 2013 at 10:55
  • I dont think the issue is with Eclipse. I think it is a bug with 13.04. Chris I think I will downgrade and start again. If you want, make that an answer and I’ll accept it. Commented Feb 17, 2013 at 10:59
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    Related Question -> theres an issue with an alpha-beta
    – hhlp
    Commented Feb 17, 2013 at 11:05
  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Your question relates to an alpha or beta release of Ubuntu. Such questions are generally not within Ask Ubuntu's ambit. Please look at There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? for further assistance. Thanks!
    – user25656
    Commented Feb 17, 2013 at 11:16

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13.04 is still in development and will be unstable with some packages not yet supported so yes 12.10 or 12.04 LTS would be more functional.

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