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Ubuntu 13.10 “Saucy Salamander” screen shot preview

Ubuntu 13.10 , code-named Saucy Salamander, is set to hit a download mirror near you sometime next month. But that won’t happen until major bugs have been fixed.

To give users the opportunity to help hunt for those bugs, a final beta edition has been released. And to give those who will not be involved in bug-hunting the opportunity to see what the desktop will look like when the final, stable edition is released, here are a few screen shots taken from a test installation.

If you already use Ubuntu, there’s not that much difference on the surface. The interesting bits only begin to show as you dig into the system. So to start, here are parts of the system that I think should be of special interest.

This screen shot and the next two below it come from the Legal Notice tab of the System Settings Details module. It deals with what Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, does with the data it collects about all you do on your computer. By default your searches are logged and sent to productsearch.ubuntu.com and to Canonical’s partners. The complete text of the Legal Notice is shown in the next three screen shots.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Privacy policy

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Second “page” of the Legal Notice.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Privacy policy

Third and final “page” of the Legal Notice.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Privacy policy

If what Canonical does with your local searches bothers you, don’t fret. You can always disable the feature. This screen shot shows where that can be done.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Privacy policy

By the way, the list of those third parties that also receive your search data are available here. Here’s a screen shot of that page.
Ubuntu Canonical third partiesLegal4

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Ok, here are the other, for me, less interesting part of this article. This one is of the default desktop.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Desktop

The Dash.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Desktop

Partial list of installed and available applications.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Desktop

Searching for files.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Desktop

Searching for videos. This is where the online suggestions come into play.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Desktop

Same for music.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Desktop

Nothing for photos, as those are local.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Desktop

Since I’ve not done any chat on this test installation, there is nothing to show here.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Desktop

The last screen shot is of the Ubuntu Software Center, showing some of the commercial applications that you can buy from Canonical’s partners. If you would like to test-drive this final beta edition of Ubuntu 13.10, you may download an installation image from here.
Ubuntu Software Center Ubuntu 13.10

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4 Comments

  1. Hardly a useful glyph in sight!

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