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]: Real News agout an OS
by jimmystewpot on Mon 21st Oct 2013 07:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Real News agout an OS"
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I find the driver situation strange.. I seem to have been living in a bubble over the last few years which recently bit me in the butt..

Since 2008 I have been using Centrino based laptop's running Kubuntu exclusively.. I have not had a single driver related issue in that time. It has always just worked..

However I recently came to own a HP Pavillion dv6.. (won in a raffle) which in all honesty is THE WORST laptop I have ever owned.. (another story).. The driver situation is pretty much exactly what you describe. It has an AMD radeon graphics chip (6xxxM) with an ralink wireless card and realtek onboard ethernet.. the realtek seems to work well.. but the ralink has shocking wifi reception despite having "driver support".. but that doesn't really matter when the state of AMD graphics support on Linux is so so so so so so so so so so bad.. When I used to be a gamer (10 years ago) the ATI card I had at the time was excellent.. ohh how this experience has completely smashed any dreams I had of my previous experience...

While the driver state from AMD is improving it is not improving fast enough... and the damage has already been done to AMD reputation. I will NEVER buy a HP or anything with an AMD graphics chip.. it's absolutely shocking.

Edited 2013-10-21 07:33 UTC

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