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[4]: Real News agout an OS
by bassbeast on Mon 21st Oct 2013 16:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Real News agout an OS"
bassbeast
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2007-11-11

So in other words its EXACTLY as I have been saying for years, its NOT a technical issue, its a political. The second you have major design choices being dictated by politics? Give it up, stick a fork, you are done.

This is why Linux on the desktop will never be more than a blip, and why companies like Google make their own GPL V2 only forks like Android, because with Linux it becomes more about "GPL Purity" than having a working system.

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RE[5]: Real News agout an OS
by Alfman on Tue 22nd Oct 2013 00:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Real News agout an OS"
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2011-01-28

bassbeast,

"The second you have major design choices being dictated by politics? Give it up, stick a fork, you are done."

Haha, aren't you a windows user? You shouldn't be pointing a finger ;)


Honestly, I don't get your grudge against linux or gpl? You are welcome to stomp around proudly declaring that "Linux will never be more than a blip" if you like, but despite your opinion, it doesn't change that Linux does work pretty well for many of us. Sure it has faults sometimes but your blatantly exaggerating them while ignoring the faults with windows. Linux is *just* an OS - a tool. Sometimes it really is the best tool for the job, other times it's not, so what? I'll never get why people are so adamant about treating technology like gospel.

Edited 2013-10-22 00:34 UTC

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RE[5]: Real News agout an OS
by Soulbender on Tue 22nd Oct 2013 06:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Real News agout an OS"
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2005-08-18

The second you have major design choices being dictated by politics? Give it up, stick a fork, you are done.

This is why Linux on the desktop will never be more than a blip,


Because we all know that in huge corporations like Microsoft, Google and Apple there are never any major decisions made solely on politics. Ever. It's all based on technical merit and for the better of the consumer.
Well, maybe on Planet Imagination that would be the case but that's not where we live.

Edited 2013-10-22 06:10 UTC

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