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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Ubuntu phone supported devices
by chithanh on Fri 18th Oct 2013 09:47 UTC
chithanh
Member since:
2006-06-18

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

Official installation images exist for two phones (Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4) and two tablets (Nexus 7 2012 and Nexus 10).

Also Ubuntu Touch is known to work on dozens of other devices through community efforts:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices

Thom, as you apparently own a Nexus 7 2012 a report on how well Ubuntu runs on the device would be highly appreciated.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I was thinking of installing it on my nexus 7 2012. I installed the previous version of ubuntu on it, and it left a really bad taste in my mouth. The Ui wasn't very good, not only in design, but flaky in implementation. There were a lot of nonfunctional icons that were supposed to represent future functionality, but did nothing when tapped. It was dog slow compared to android 4.2/4.3 I'm not confident that they addressed those issues in the new update. I can't imagine they've changed the UI ( navigating from one home screen to another was a frustrating pain filled with failure).

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ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

I was thinking of installing it on my nexus 7 2012.


Going by this review I wouldn't: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/10/4-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-insta...

That's unless you have no actual use for your nexus 7 other than tinkering.

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chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Looks like someone beat you (and Thom) to installing Ubuntu Touch on their Nexus 7 and posted a small review. Generally, it was positive but a few show stoppers made him go back to Android until these are fixed.

http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/13/10/22/1344209/ubuntu-touch-on-a...

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