Be sure to check out updates as of 1 July, 2013 and 10 July, 2013 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.
There is something about the recent Ubuntu releases that has resulted in me having stuck to it as my main computing platform and that is the fact that you upgrade from a stable release which was done about a couple months back into a development snapshot and you can more or less continue working as if nothing has changed. Prior to 12.04, even installing an alpha build was not guaranteed to work and came with a disclaimer bigger than the release itself!!
- IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad W510
- 4GB RAM
- 8GB HDD Partition (SSD)
- 4 Core Intel Core – i7 processor (from 2009/10).
|Boot Up||PASS||None. Now dual booting with Ubuntu 13.04 as selectable option|
|Unity workflow||PASS||Feels smoother than 13.04/raring. The new left-click/right-click on Dash icon is something you need to try out. Looks cool but I didn’t understand to what end. Maybe will wait and watch.|
|App Install||PASS||Installed Chromium-Browser, Synaptic, Gnome-tweak tool etc., as a first step after installation. Went through without glitches.|
|KDE App Install||PASS||Wanted to give this a try since it would be good to see how Qt based Unity8 (when it will become available in 13.10) renders Qt based KDE apps. Specifically, I tried Blogilo (incidentally, this very blog is being written using it 🙂 ) and so far so good.|
- Laptop seems to run much cooler than in 13.10.
- No visible lag in the Unity interface.
- New Dash operations