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[2]: Ubuntu Server
by j-kidd on Sat 19th Oct 2013 02:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu Server"
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The problem with using LTS releases such as 12.04 is that you will end up with packages from all over the place, e.g.

- ruby 2.0.0-p247 (LTS: 1.8.7-p352, Jul 2011) - self-compile based on https://github.com/postmodern/chruby/wiki/Ruby
- redis 2.6.16 (LTS: 2.2.12, Jul 2011) - ppa:rwky/redis
- haproxy 1.4.24 (LTS: 1.4.18, Sep 2011) - ppa:chris-lea/haproxy
- nodejs 0.10.20 (LTS: 0.6.12, Mar 2012) - ppa:chris-lea/node.js
- php 5.4.20 (LTS: 5.3.10, Feb 2012) - ppa:ondrej/php5
- apache 2.4.6 (LTS: 2.2.22, Jan 2012) - ppa:ondrej/apache2
- nginx 1.4.3 (LTS: 1.1.19, Apr 2012) - deb http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ precise nginx
- postgresql 9.3.1 (LTS: 9.1.9, Apr 2013) - deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ precise-pgdg main
- zfsonlinux 0.6.2 (LTS: none) - ppa:zfs-native/stable

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