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ubuntu Ubuntu 13.10 Announced: Saucy Salamander

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Congratulations and thanks to the entire extended Ubuntu community for today?s release of Ubuntu 13.04, the Raring Ringtail. Feedback over the past few months on raring has been fantastic ? pretty much universal recognition of the performance and quality initiatives Rick?s team have lead and which have been embraced across the platform and the community.

In the work to underpin a rolling release, we made huge strides in automated quality assessment and performance testing. From here on our, I?m going to treat the cutting edge of Ubuntu as a rolling release, because the team have done such an amazing job of making daily quality a reality. That?s a value that we have all adopted, and the project is much better off for it.

Slipping the phrase ?ring ring? into the codename of 13.04 was, frankly, a triumph of linguistic engineering. And I thought I might quit on a high? For a while, there was the distinct possibility that Rick?s Rolling Release Rodeo would absolve me of the twice-annual rite of composition that goes into the naming of a new release. That, together with the extent of my travels these past few months, have left me a little short in the research department. I usually spend a few weekend afternoons doodling with a dictionary (it?s actually quite a blast, and I recently had the pleasure of actually knowing what some ponce was talking about when they described something as ?rugose?).

So today I find myself somewhat short in the naming department, which is to say, I have a name, but not the soliloquy that usually goes with it!

Which is why, upon not very deep reflection, I would like to introduce you to our mascot for the next six months, the saucy salamander.

The salamander is one of nature?s most magical creatures; they are a strong indicator of a pristine environment, which is a fitting way to describe the new world emerging around Ubuntu Touch ? new applications, a new SDK, a gorgeous clean interface. You?ll find salamanders swimming in clear, clean upstreams ? which is exactly what?s forming around Ubuntu?s mobile ecosystem. It?s a way of saying ?thank you? to the tremendous community that has joined the effort to create a single unified experience from phone to PC, with tons of crisp and stylish core apps made by people from all over the world who want to build something fast, fresh and free. And we?re saucy too ? life?s to short to be stodgy or stilted. Our work is our play ? we make amazing things for a huge audience, we find space for pretty much every flavour of interface and do it with style.

Happy release day everyone! Here?s to a super saucy cycle.

Source: http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1252

So do you guys like the name? What do you want to see next release?

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Terrible Teddy? :laugh:

I thought Ubuntu was going to stop 6-month editions. No?

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I'm waiting for the next LTS release or maybe even the first rolling release to move to Linux definitvely.

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Has Drunken Donkey crossed the road yet?

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I want to see a release thats not filled with regressions

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But will it use the new display server Mir?

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But will it use the new display server Mir?

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no, not untill well into 2014, hopefully never if they get smart.

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Can't wait for Yapping Yapok and Zany Zebra!

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I want to see a release thats not filled with regressions

This. Ubuntu has a horrible track record with regressions between releases.

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Whats going to happen when they reach Z :o

Personally id like ubuntu 13.10 to fail and fail miserably, with Mir on the horizon that might actually happen. What irritates me about Cononical/ubuntu is the fact that its seen as the "default" linux distro. The one everyone raves about when really its just turning into a bloated piece of spyware. Its the Microsoft Windows of the Linux world. :angry:

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Might be my favorite name yet

Whats going to happen when they reach Z :o

Personally id like ubuntu 13.10 to fail and fail miserably, with Mir on the horizon that might actually happen. What irritates me about Cononical/ubuntu is the fact that its seen as the "default" linux distro. The one everyone raves about when really its just turning into a bloated piece of spyware. Its the Microsoft Windows of the Linux world. :angry:

Windows isn't really bloated.. Ubuntu is more bloated than Windows.. but you can easily clean it up..

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Windows isn't really bloated.. Ubuntu is more bloated than Windows.. but you can easily clean it up..

I understand my wording may have been slightly misleading, I was referring to OEM windows installations that pile a load of crap on the hard disk. That's what Ubuntu reminds me of. They are trying to be far too commercial for my liking and IMO it wont be long until Ubuntu becomes the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which to be fair wont be a bad thing for them from a business point of view.

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Whats going to happen when they reach Z :o

When they get to Z, I believe they are starting again with A, just to make sure they don't repeat any animal.

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Might be my favorite name yet

Mine too. As for what is coming, I expect more of the same. I doubt you will see huge changes since now they are trying to add mobile to the mix.

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I understand my wording may have been slightly misleading, I was referring to OEM windows installations that pile a load of crap on the hard disk. That's what Ubuntu reminds me of. They are trying to be far too commercial for my liking and IMO it wont be long until Ubuntu becomes the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which to be fair wont be a bad thing for them from a business point of view.

Huge Difference.. OEMS totally trash the OS.. just like must are doing with Android. Ubuntu is getting pretty bloated, I still prefer it over windows.

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Might be my favorite name yet

haha mine too. actually i thought it was some kind of food name lol

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bloated piece of spyware.

Every bit of which is easily removable, though this is definitely the funniest name I've heard Ubuntu called even if it is completely wrong.

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Yeah, I meant rolling release, sorry.

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no, not untill well into 2014, hopefully never if they get smart.

And even then, it wouldn't be so stable. It will need to evolve, just like Unity

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I wonder if Mir will make it into 13.10?

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