Canonical Introduces Ubuntu 13.10

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  1. PantherX

    PantherX Folding@Home Team Leader Staff Member

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    Canonical recently announced the availability of Ubuntu 13.10 for desktop and smartphone. Ubuntu's first true mobile release delivers the streamlined core OS and mobile user interface that pave the w...

    Canonical Introduces Ubuntu 13.10
     
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    Really nice to see you guys writing about Linux, maybe so benchmarks and tests for Linux would also come one day :)
     
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    twtaylor Ancient Guru

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    Do you think they'll come up with a Crobuntu version soon for Chromebooks?
     
  4. ROMA_TUROK

    ROMA_TUROK Member Guru

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    Try it today
    Not for average user
    score for the OS 3/10
    the big problem with UI
    stupid ubuntu bar on left side that cannot move, unless you do some hacking
    when window maximize, control menu jump top of the window
    cannot change scroll speed, unless you do some typing in console
    and another 20 other problems
     

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    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    The reliance on terminal sure is annoying!
     
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    my problems with ubuntu: installation and partitioning process is stupid (win8 uses 1 partition), no drivers or raw drivers without any options (no equalizer etc), grub is stupid, using terminal for any small change is just wrong, whole UI is just unusable - file explorer is horrible, lack of good software like i don't know a comfortable MUSIC PLAYER, annoying password input when installing software
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    And still no Mir/XMir until probably next year due to "outstanding issues", at least on desktop.

    No wonder Wayland people were so pissed when Canonical devs said they (Wayland devs) were slow to make Wayland works properly.
    Karma's a b!tch, eh?
     
  8. Speed Weed

    Speed Weed Maha Guru

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    So the Salamander isn't all that Saucy, by the looks of it.
    The last version I tried was 9.10 (Kooki Koala, or something like that). ;)
     
  9. Raider0001

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    i tried to install 13.10 - at start ubuntu did "not detect any OS" installed itself and after reboot no ubuntu no grub, win8 booted - what a piece of ****
     
  10. Foamy4

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    This version is not a big upgrade from 13.04 or even 12.10. The apps are updated and it's running on a new kernel. It does feel a bit more stable than 13.04 but that's pretty much it.
     

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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Mir/XMir was originally planned to be on this release.
    It was the only thing worth the wait for 13.10 and then they pushed it back (again), so 13.10 is almost just like a 'Patch Tuesday' for 13.04.

    Well at least they have their monetizing tool updated into Smart Scopes so...yay?

    I personally use Ubuntu just for academical purposes these days, not a day-to-day Linux desktop.
    That role has been exclusively reserved for Mint for almost a year now.
     
  12. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    None of those "problems" are unique to Ubuntu. That's Linux in general....

    Do you have SecureBoot enabled by chance?
     
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    Raider0001 Master Guru

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    no :infinity:
     
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    Sound blaster z and recon3d cards have no working linux drivers till now. So any avid linux users buying these sound cards may be stuck without sound for a long time by the looks of it.
     
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    I like Mint cinnamon because it resembles Windows 7 which makes it easy to use but I just can't get it to be stable for some reason :(
     

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    For some reason I always wanted to install ubuntu but always ended up with Kubuntu on my systems that have Linux.
    I don't knew why but always it was easier for me to understand and use Kubuntu
     
  17. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    It's probably the kernel's fault. =b

    From my not-so-many experience with Linux distros, most of them will be rather unstable when being installed on a system with relatively new hardware generation.
    Linux distros are usually more rock stable on systems with last-gen hardware or older.
    If you want hardware support more than the generic one for the latest hardware, you usually have to compile the kernel yourself from nightlies. =b

    If you have Nvidia cards, use the closed-source driver, not Noveau (the open-source alternative).
    If you have AMD cards, use the open-source driver, not Catalyst.

    Most distros, like Ubuntu-based ones such as Mint, use open-source drivers as a default.
    So it usually trips out Nvidia users on the first few sessions until they figure it out, but works out of the box for AMD users.
     
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    I was using 12.04 on my machines at home until I discovered Elementary OS. It is ubuntu at the core, but the UI makes more sense and it is far less bloated.

    http://elementaryos.org/

    It needs a few tweaks out of the box but once that is down the OS is downright speedy and fantastic.

    http://elementaryupdate.com
     
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    Nice I have to check it out
     
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    I just wish they would scrap all useless distros and make one really good that could be used by beginners and professionals.
     

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