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  •  Some tech news. (8+ / 0-)

    As most Ubuntu users know Ubuntu 13.10 was released yesterday. I installed it this morning. Sort of. Actually I use Xubuntu which was released at the same time. The only difference between Ubuntu and Xubuntu is the user interface. I happen to like a simpler interface than the overwrought and somewhat commercial Ubuntu Unity interface. My preferences are irrelevant; each to their own. The guts are the same.

    As with all Ubuntu releases the upgrading process was almost flawless and everything worked well. Except for DVD playing. The work around is simple and if anyone wants it, just ask.

    Facts. I upgraded from Xubuntu 13.04 to 13.10.

    Time. 45minutes to download files. 45 minutes to install files.

    If you are currently running Ubuntu in any of its forms, check for updates for the link.

    If you just want to try it, without changing you current setup: Windows or another version of Linux, use these links.

    Ubuntu: Here

    Xubuntu: here

    I have a duel boot system and the upgrading did not affect my ability to boot into Windows 7 at all.

    Diaries are funny things Sam. Type one letter and you never know where you might end up. My apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien.

    by Caddis Fly on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 09:26:40 PM PDT

    •  I prefer KDE, so I'm a Kubuntu kinda guy (8+ / 0-)

      Don't know whether or not I'll upgrade yet since I just installed 13.04. I may check it out though in a virtual machine.

      •  Kde is a good interface. (6+ / 0-)

        Before I settled on Xubuntu I tried them all. I have a Seagate external drive and a Nikon camera and a Sansa mp3 player and Xubuntu was the only one of the major distributions that "out of the box" would recognize all devices. I have no doubt I could have made them all work, given the effort. I'm lazy though.

        My previous experience with Linux was with Fedora. It left me disappointed. Since switching to Ubuntu 12.04 and now Xubuntu, I only enter Windows for a specific purpose, then leave.

        There is no real reason to upgrade right now. If you enjoy what you have, keep it.

        Diaries are funny things Sam. Type one letter and you never know where you might end up. My apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien.

        by Caddis Fly on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 09:51:32 PM PDT

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        •  When I get ambitious I'll install it (2+ / 0-)
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          Caddis Fly, side pocket

          or maybe wait until 14.04. I've been Linux addicted since I gave up on OS/2. Redhat 4.2 or something like that was my first full time Linux distro. Very early on.

          •  I know what you mean. (2+ / 0-)
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            palantir, side pocket

            I grew up on UNIX. (college) Fortran language, mainframes, and no rules. He who uses the most CPU time wins. I was addicted. After a stint in the army I got back to it. Bought a Tandy Color Computer, OS9 and a C compiler. Again I was back to enjoying life.

            Eventually moved on to MSDOS. Fun until (cue Darth Vader music) Windows. The day the fun died.
            I'm not going to rant here. But I'll say this. The programs I wrote for MSDOS in ASCII C still compile and run under Linux.
            Not Windows.

            Diaries are funny things Sam. Type one letter and you never know where you might end up. My apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien.

            by Caddis Fly on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 10:39:52 PM PDT

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