Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Oct 2013 22:05 UTC, submitted by Drumhellar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

After the customary six months of incubation, Ubuntu 13.10 - codenamed Saucy Salamander - has hatched. The new version of the popular Linux distribution brings updated applications and several new features, including augmented search capabilities in the Unity desktop shell.

Although Saucy Salamander offers some useful improvements, it's a relatively thin update. XMir, the most noteworthy item on the 13.10 roadmap, was ultimately deferred for inclusion in a future release. Canonical's efforts during the Saucy development cycle were largely focused on the company's new display server and upcoming Unity overhaul, but neither is yet ready for the desktop.

It's also the first version available for phones. Well, for the Nexus 4.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by ichi on Fri 18th Oct 2013 12:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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I upgraded to the beta a couple of weeks ago. I'm not using Unity so I don't know how things are going in there but besides that I'm happy with it.

Definitely not a lemon release, at least.

The only issue I've had is with WebEx no longer being able to share the desktop (the app hangs). It might be some java related problem, I'll have to look into it.

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