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

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

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

Related Posts

Opera 26 released. Install it on Linux Mint 17.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 I don't quite remember the last time I used Opera browser, but it's been a very long time ago. I didn't even think that the company is still developin...
4 things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04 So now that you've installed your new copy of Ubuntu 14.04, there must be at least one default setting that you would like to change. At least one. ...
Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a PC with UEFI board, SSD and HDD How to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 and how to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a computer with 2 hard drive provided step-by-step guid...
Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD and Mandriva One 2010: Reviewed and Compared I'm used to reviewing one distro at a time, and that has worked quite well. You could read a review and assuming it is well written and detailed, deci...
Ubuntu Touch – SDK alpha and preview images released The Software Development Kit (SDK) and preview installation images for Ubuntu Touch have been released. Ubuntu Touch is the umbrella name for Ubuntu f...
Replace UFW with FirewallD on Ubuntu 14.10 UFW, the Uncomplicated FireWall, is the default firewall application on Ubuntu 14.10. It's a nice application with a simple command line syntax and an...

We Recommend These Vendors

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).


  1. Hardly a useful glyph in sight!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *