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

That review was Ubuntu on a Galaxy Nexus. The tablet experience *might* be better as they've been working on it longer. But yeah, I don't have much other use for my nexus 7 other than tinkering. The thing is, I'm not sure I have time to repeat the experiment of going to Ubuntu and then back to nexus. Plasma Active is going to hit ver 1.0 soon I hear. I think I'll give that another try first.

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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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