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Originally slated for inclusion in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu will be providing Mir by default in the very next release, Saucy Salamander.
While the Ubuntu 13.10 desktop isn't using Mir/XMir by default, the packages are available within the archive for those wanting to test out the next-generation display server for Ubuntu. To see how the 2D/3D performance is when running under XMir with the Unity System Compositor, I ran some new benchmarks using this week's Ubuntu 13.10 release.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander will be released on coming October 17th with many new salient features, updates and significant performance improvements. In this brief how-to let us discuss how we can enhance Ubuntu 13.10 further for day to day activities.
The open-source Ubuntu Linux operating system, which in recent years has become one of the most popular distributions, is about to get a major update. On Oct. 17, Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Ubuntu project, will release Ubuntu 13.10, also referred to as the "Saucy Salamander," with new desktop, server and cloud-facing features.
The following tutorial will teach all Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) users how to upgrade their healthy installations to the current stable release of the worlds most popular free operating system, Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).
While waiting for the final release of the Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) operating system, which will see the light of day on October 17th, we can take a look at the release schedule for the next major iteration of the OS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.