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 evert on Fri 18th Oct 2013 23:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu Server"
evert
Member since:
2005-07-06

How do you accidentally install an operating system


Ever heard of personal / fun / hobby ?? It might be a hard concept for you.


I am still, after almost 20 years, to notice any significant server stability differences between distros.


I gave a few examples. YMMV. The grub -> grub2 update in Ubuntu took down my personal server.

SELinux seems to exist for the sole purpose of people disabling it.


So that's your standard then?

There's really little to no practical differences between distros in this aspect.


Yes there is. Not in your case, if you disable SELinux. Unresponsibility makes "practical differenses" disappear.

Uh, so you compare Windows running a heavy, full-featured service like Exchange to Linux running apache/nginx/whatever and a simple mailfilter. yeah, ok...
A fairer comparison would have been with running something like Zimbra on Linux.


Heavy, yes. Windows is heavy, mostly without good reason. Full-featured? Are you trolling?

Really?

http://www.zimbra.com/docs/os/6.0.8/administration_guide/2_Overview...

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RE[3]: Ubuntu Server
by Soulbender on Sat 19th Oct 2013 05:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu Server"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Ever heard of personal / fun / hobby ?? It might be a hard concept for you.


Sure but I still don't accidentally install stuff.

I gave a few examples. YMMV. The grub -> grub2 update in Ubuntu took down my personal server.


Sorry but at a given point in time most Linux distros are pretty much equal in terms of stability.

The only real reason to go with RH is that you want the support.

So that's your standard then?


Actually knowing and understanding how to run a system. SELinux is not a magic bullet and unless you configure policies yourself most things you install on RH does not even have one.
When I need a really secure system I just use OpenBSD.

Heavy, yes. Windows is heavy, mostly without good reason.


Comparing Windows running Exchange with Linux running a mailfilter is an inaccurate comparison regardless.

Full-featured? Are you trolling?


No, trolling would be to think that Windows+Exchange is in some way comparable to Linux+webserver+mailfilter.
If you don't think Exchange and Zimbra are full-featured it just means you've never worked with either.

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