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[3]: Real News agout an OS
by lemur2 on Mon 21st Oct 2013 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Real News agout an OS"
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then upgrade to current using ONLY the GUI, no CLI or "open Bash and type" allowed as Joe Average doesn't have the skills nor desire to learn CLI and frankly in 2013 they shouldn't have to.


"- Sometime later download the current version 13.10,
- make a bootable USB of version 13.10 (using the tools provided by the OS),
- boot version 13.10 from the USB (make sure that the newer version of drivers all work before you commit further),
- format the OS partition and install the upgrade version back into that partition, leaving the users home directories partition intact,
- reboot, then edit the /etc/passwd file and re-instate the tail end of the file to restore all of your users (only necessary if you have a number of users).
"

BTW, you can easily do all of the above without touching the command line:

http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/download
http://www.kde.org/applications/internet/kget/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTorrent

https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/usb-creator-gtk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubiquity_%28software%29

http://kate-editor.org/about-kate/

Perhaps not all of your userland applications come with the default install:

http://jontheechidna.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/introducing-qapt-and-...

Enjoy.

Edited 2013-10-21 11:30 UTC

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