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 bassbeast on Mon 21st Oct 2013 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Real News agout an OS"
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2007-11-11

I'm sure that is all true...if your time is worthless. This seems to be a concept that the FOSS community can't/won't grasp, that time has value to most folks and it doesn't take long at all for those "upgrade broke my driers" scenarios to make Windows cheaper than Linux. In my case if I have to spend just 1 hour fixing a driver a year? That Linux system cost me MORE than a Windows license.

Frankly I wish there was a way to force Linus and pals to work retail for just a month to see what their politics actually cost. The first time Linus saw all profits for the month dry up because his kernel fiddling broke major wireless driers? I'm sure he'd change his tune.

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RE[4]: Real News agout an OS
by lemur2 on Tue 22nd Oct 2013 06:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Real News agout an OS"
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2007-02-17

I'm sure that is all true...if your time is worthless. This seems to be a concept that the FOSS community can't/won't grasp, that time has value to most folks and it doesn't take long at all for those "upgrade broke my driers" scenarios to make Windows cheaper than Linux. In my case if I have to spend just 1 hour fixing a driver a year? That Linux system cost me MORE than a Windows license.

Frankly I wish there was a way to force Linus and pals to work retail for just a month to see what their politics actually cost. The first time Linus saw all profits for the month dry up because his kernel fiddling broke major wireless driers? I'm sure he'd change his tune.


Exactly what part of "it is way quicker to upgrade Linux than to update Windows" and "you get to test the new version before you commit to it" did you fail to understand?

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

I quote: When reviewing Ubuntu 10.10, Ryan Paul from Ars Technica said “During my tests, I was able to perform a complete installation in less than 15 minutes.”

Here is a 51 second video of someone using the Muon Software Centre to search for a package, read a description and get a screenshot, have a quick look at user comments on it, download it, install it and test run it. Yes, I did say 51 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKIw8O5WEp0

To keep Linux updated and upgraded, we are talking maybe 30 minutes total time spent every six months.

One is lucky to get away with just 30 minutes wasted with Windows updates every second Tuesday, normally it takes a lot longer than that.

If your time is not worthless, then Windows is the OS to avoid, not Linux.

Edited 2013-10-22 06:50 UTC

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