Ubuntu 13.10 Review | LAS s29e02

Ubuntu 13.10 Review | LAS s29e02

Has Ubuntu become all about the Dash? Or is there more going on in this saucy release? We’ll dig into our pain points and moments of joy in our Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander review.

Plus: The HP vs Microsoft cold war heats up, Steam Dev Days leave us dreaming, a quick look at Cinnamon 2.0…


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Ubuntu’s Juju tool can also now manage LXC Linux containers, an OS-level virtualisation technology that enables more workloads to run on a single machine than full virtualisation, potentially reducing cost for service providers, the firm said.

Juju also now supports bundles, which enables a user to automate deployment of an entire stack without the need for scripting, and export that bundle to share with other admins, according to Baker.

Search results are sent to Canonical, and then to the third parties. Rather that data is “anonymized” when its received by Canonical is irrelevant. Canonical knows where the search originated as it has to send the results back to that same device.

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