Archive for September, 2013

Ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta Released

The Ubuntu team has announced the final beta release of Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud and Core products.

This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours, and the first official beta release of Ubuntu for phones.

The Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) final beta image can be downloaded from:

http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/download (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server)

Other images can be downloaded at:

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/13.10/beta-2/ (Cloud Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/13.10/beta-2/ (Community Supported)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/13.10/beta-2/ (Core)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/13.10/ (Netboot)

Humble Indie Bundle 9

Humble Indie Bundle 9 is now available.  The bundle features six games. Pay what you want and get the beautifully colorful magical action-puzzle platformer Trine 2: Complete Story; the side-scrolling stealth game Mark of the Ninja; the physics-based puzzler Eets Munchies; and the heavy metal action/adventure/RTS rocker Brütal Legend. If you pay over the average, you’ll also receive the award-winning space strategy sim FTL: Faster Than Light and the critically acclaimed puzzle platformer FEZ.

I have already played FTL.  It is an intriguing game – hard but satisfying.  I also own Trine 2 but have not gotten to it yet.  This bundle is worth-while even for those games alone!  The others are magnificent icing on the cake.

All of these games run on Linux as well as Mac and Windows.  If you pay at least $1, you will get Steam keys.

Ubuntu Voice

Planet Ubuntu has posted a notice asking for Ubuntu users who wish to get involved in a “user experience network” which the Ubuntu User Research Team is calling Ubuntu Voice.

This may be for you if you want to have the opportunity to “be the voice of over 20 million Ubuntu users. You will have the opportunities to take part in a variety of Ubuntu user research with different products, and help shape the Ubuntu experience. You choose the ones that you are interested in.”

You will also have the chance to stay more up-to-date with Ubuntu, getting updates every two months by email.  These would let you know what the designers are working on, and more.

Some of the research will come with incentives such as an ‘Ubuntu goody’ luck draw.

If this interests you, then you can join today by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the team at: ubuntuvoice@gmail.com.


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