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Antoni Norman has announced the final release of Pinguy OS 13.10, an Ubuntu-based distribution with a tweaked GNOME 3.10 desktop: "Pinguy OS 13.10 (based on Ubuntu 13.10) has been released with GNOME 3.10 by default, along with some new tweaks. It is the final Pinguy OS 13.10 release but it's called beta because only LTS releases are considered stable. The latest Pinguy OS 13.10 has Gnome 3.10 with Gnome Shell as the default with many shell extensions. Since GNOME 3.10 is used, it means you'll get all the goodies available in the latest stable GNOME, which aren't available in Ubuntu 13.10 by default - client side decorations for applications such as GNOME Tweak Tool, GNOME Documents and so on, the new GNOME Shell System Menu, pagination in the GNOME Shell app picker, all the System Settings improvements included in GNOME 3.10 and more." This distribution works out-of-the-box, Read announcement here.
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Main key features:
  • Nautilus replace with latest Nemo
  • Kernel 3.11.x.x
  • Gnome 3.10 with Gnome Shell 3.10.x (Customized)
  • Various Gnome Shell Extensions, Gnome Tweak Tool 3.10
  • Docky
  • Bundle of Multimedia Applications
  • Many other Applications preinstalled
  • Preinstalled codecs, Java and some other plugins for Firefox
  • Some other useful tweaks: Preload, zram-config, TLP for laptops, Pipelight
Tweaks/Things to do after Install of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy is just released today, Ubuntu team has done really great work there aren't much new features in this release but many current features and issues improved in 13.10 saucy. So we can say canonical focused on stability of Ubuntu desktop. Unity is much much faster, responsive and a lot of things added like smart scopes, anonymous dash searches and many more. After a lot of digging to this release I was wondering what tweaks should we do with this release and than it will be completely ready to use for us. So tweaks work has been done by me and brought for you, after applying these tweaks your desktop will be complete. All tweaks has been tested by NoobsLab, So if you encounter any problem feel free to ask us. Lets start tweaking to 13.10 ...

1: Tweak Tools:

Gnome Tweak Tool is well-known powerful tweak tool, With this tool you can manage your Ubuntu environment like: Change theme, icons, fonts, cursor and so on options.
Unity Tweak Tool is a configuration tool for the Unity Desktop, providing users access to features and configuration options not (obviously) accessible, and brings them all together in a polished & easy-to-use interface.
Install Tweak Tools with following command:
Also Checkout Ubuntu Tweak

2: Synaptic and Compiz (CCSM) with extra plugins:

Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.
CCSM, short for CompizConfig Settings Manager, is a configuration tool for Compiz Fusion. It is used to configure the many plugins included in Compiz and Compiz Fusion, as well as the use of various profiles and intergrating better with existing desktop settings.

To install Synaptic Manager and CCSM enter following commands in Terminal:
Go to Dash and Search "CCSM" or "synaptic"

3: LightDM Tweaks

Remove White dots: If you want to remove white dots from login screen of Ubuntu 13.10.
Disable Remote Login and Guest account is enable by default in Ubuntu, It means anybody can login with guest account in your Ubuntu and remote to any computer.

To remove white dots, enter following commands in Terminal:

To remove guest account open Terminal and enter following command:

To remove Remote login open Terminal and enter following command:
Save and close file, Now Restart to see effect.

4: Improve Unity Performance, Remove Online Search Lenses:

If you don't like online searches in Unity, You can disable it from Settings -> Privacy then Turn off online search.
Alternatively you can remove online search lenses from Unity, Following commands will remove Music, Photos, and Video lenses and make Unity much responsive:

5: Disable overlay Scrollbars:

You can disable overlay scrollbars, if you don't like that.
Enter following command in terminal to disable overlay scrollbar:

If you want to get back overlay bar, enter following command:

6: Show username on panel:

UserName is disabled by default in Ubuntu, So here is tweak you can enable it very easily.
Enter following command in terminal:

To remove name from panel, Enter following command:

7: Disable System Crash Reports:

If you are experiencing something crashes in your Ubuntu, and you don't like to be notify with reports. You can disable them easily.
Enter following commands to disable crash reports:
Now text file will open, In the last line you will see "enabled=1" change it to "enabled=0". Save and close file.
Now enter following command in terminal to stop apport service:

8: Firewall for Ubuntu:

Linux don't need Anti-virus but Firewall is important for any kind of Operating System. UFW is installed by default in Ubuntu but it is command line and disabled by default. You can install best firewall GUFW enable and manage it graphically.
Enter following command in terminal to install firewall:
After installation open Dash and Search "GUFW" to configure it.

9: Move Minimize, Maximize, Close Buttons to Right:

If you are used to use these buttons on right side then this tweak is useful for you. You can move Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons to the right side.
Enter following command to move buttons to right:

10: Install tested drivers for your Hardware:

Ubuntu works perfect with latest hardware, It is better to use drivers offered by Ubuntu. You can choose best drivers for your hardware from additional driver and can enable/disable from there easily.
Open Dash and Search for "Software & Updates" Here you can find "Additional Drivers" in the last Tab.

11: Install Adobe Flash Plugin:

Flash player isn't available by default , So you can install flash player easily from Ubuntu repositories.
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Open Terminal and enter following commands:

12: qBittorrent Torrent client:

The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent. An advanced and multi-platform BitTorrent client with a nice Qt4 user interface as well as a Web UI for remote control and an integrated search engine. qBittorrent aims to meet the needs of most users while using as little CPU and memory as possible.
Enter following command to install qBittorrent:

13: Integrate online accounts in Ubuntu

Ubuntu has Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Hotmail and other accounts support. It offers you different features of your online account within Ubuntu desktop. Go to Settings > Online Accounts and configure accounts.

14: Plugins for Rhythmbox (Like Equalizer):

Rhythmbox is default Audio player in Ubuntu 13.10, You can install plugins for rhytmbox. Plugins are: Audio-read, Album-art-search, Countdown-playlist, plugin-cover-art-browser, Equalizer, Jump-to-Playing, Jump-to-Window, lyrics, micro-blogger, open-containing-foler, radio-browser, Random-album-player, Remember-the-rhythm, repeat-one-song, rhythm-web, send-first, small-window, stop-after, suspend, tab-guitar, tray-icon, web-menu, stream-ripper
Enter following commands to install plugins.
After installation open Rhythmbox and Go to "Edit" -> "Plugins" and enable plugins.

15: Install Restricted Extras:

There are some Restricted extras in Ubuntu which can't be install while installation of Ubuntu by default but you can install these Restricted extras by yourself. Restricted mp3 playback and decoding, support for various formats, fonts, java, flash plugin, lame, dvd playback.

16: Codecs and Enable DVD Playback:

If you are multimedia user and use Ubuntu for multimedia then these codecs are very useful for you. You can install them by single command.
Following command for Enable DVD Playback:

17: Compression/Decompression tools:

You can compress and decompress 7z, zip, gzip, rar, xz, tar, bz2, xar, tar.gz,, and many others.
Enter following command in terminal to install:

18: Tools/Tweaks For Laptop Power Management

If you are using laptop then TLP and laptop mode tools are really important for your laptop battery and power consumption. These tools has ability to save battery life and some other features.
Enable laptop mode and other tweaks for laptops
Improve laptop power management with TLP

19: To Reset Unity:

>> to reset the Unity:

20: Must have Misc/Softwares for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy:

Enable Transparent Desktop Cube and Wobbly Windows
Google Chrome
WineHQ (Windows Program Loader)
Cairo Dock
Gimp Image Editor
Curlew Multi-Converter
Deepin Software Center
Grub Customizer
Install and Configure Samba Sharing between Windows and Ubuntu
Latest Nvidia Drivers (Only for those who own Nvidia Card)
Ati Amd catalyst Drivers (Only for those who own ATI Card)
Media Players: VLCXnoise
File Managers SunFlower Twin-Panel
Checkout Conky Collection
Checkout Themes Collection
Checkout Icons Collection

That's it.
Ubuntu team has announced the final version of Ubuntu 13.10, code name "Saucy Salamander", is ready to install: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud and Core products." Ubuntu 13.10 introduces the first release of Ubuntu for phones and Ubuntu Core for the new 64-bit ARM systems (the "arm64" architecture, also known as AArch64 or ARMv8), and improved AppArmor confinement. In addition to these flagship features there are also major updates throughout. "Together with existing builds of Ubuntu for PCs and servers, with this milestone, Ubuntu images for phones are reached to stable version and available to install. We will test this soon than we can recommended to casual users to install Ubuntu Touch on their phones or not but if you want to try by yourself go ahead, You can find instructions for installing the latest stable build of Ubuntu for phones here."
Maintenance updates will be provided for Ubuntu 13.10 for 9 months, through July 2014.

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  • Unity 7 improved
  • Mir display server is disabled by default
  • Dash searches are completely anonymous
  • Smart scopes with better search results
  • Integrated Menus
  • Rhythmbox Audio Player
  • Firefox Browser
  • LibreOffice 4.1
  • Better support for proprietary graphics cards
  • Compiz performance improved
  • Kernel 3.11
  • Keyboard layout icon to Panel
  • Gnome applications look improved
  • Configure Ubuntu account (All in one) while installation.
  • This release is more like improvements in existing features

Here is Tweaks to do after install of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy
Here is How to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 from any Ubuntu version

Ubuntu Desktop
PC 32bit: Ubuntu 13.10 desktop i386 (torrent)
PC 64bit: Ubuntu 13.10 desktop amd64 (torrent)
Mac 64bit: Ubuntu 13.10 desktop amd64+mac (torrent)

Ubuntu Server
PC 32bit: Ubuntu 13.10 server i386 (torrent)
PC 64bit: Ubuntu 13.10 server amd64 (torrent)
Mac 64bit: Ubuntu 13.10 server amd64+mac (torrent)

Ubuntu Gnome
PC 32bit: Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 i386 (torrent)
PC 64bit: Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 amd64 (torrent)

PC 32bit: Kubuntu 13.10 i386 (torrent)
PC 64bit: Kubuntu 13.10 amd64 (torrent)

PC 32bit: Xubuntu 13.10 i386 (torrent)
PC 64bit: Xubuntu 13.10 amd64 (torrent)

PC 32bit: Lubuntu 13.10 i386 (torrent)
PC 64bit: Lubuntu 13.10 amd64 (torrent)

PC 32bit: Edubuntu 13.10 i386 (torrent)
PC 64bit: Edubuntu 13.10 amd64 (torrent)

Ubuntu Studio
PC 32bit: Ubuntu Studio 13.10 i386 (torrent)
PC 64bit: Ubuntu Studio 13.10 amd64 (torrent)

PC 32bit: UbuntuKylin 13.10 i386 (torrent)
PC 64bit: UbuntuKylin 13.10 amd64 (torrent)

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.
Codenamed "Saucy Salamander", 13.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
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 developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta Release gives you a preview of the next version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 13.10 will only be supported for 9 months. Known issues: As is to be expected, at this stage of the release process, there are some significant known bugs that users may run into with this beta release of Ubuntu 13.10.

New Features:
  • Unity Smart Scopes
  • Python 3.3
  • xMir Display
  • Linux kernel 3.11
  • Unity 7
  • Applications updated to latest versions
  • Dash search is completely anonymous

PC - Ubuntu-13.10-Final-Beta-desktop-i386.iso (32bit) (Torrent Download)
PC - Ubuntu-13.10-Final-Beta-desktop-amd64.iso (64bit) (Torrent Download)
Mac - Ubuntu-13.10-Final-Beta-desktop-amd64+mac.iso (Torrent Download)

(Ubuntu Server)
PC - Ubuntu-13.10-Final-Beta-server-i386.iso (32bit) (Torrent Download)
PC - Ubuntu-13.10-Final-Beta-server-amd64.iso (64bit) (Torrent Download)
Mac - Ubuntu-13.10-Final-Beta-server-amd64+mac.iso (Torrent Download)

(Ubuntu Netboot)
Ubuntu-netboot-installer-i386 (32bit)
Ubuntu-netboot-installer-amd64 (64bit)

(Ubuntu Studio)
Ubuntu-Studio-13.10-Final-Beta-i386.iso (32bit) (Torrent Download)
Ubuntu-Studio-13.10-Final-Beta-amd64.iso (64bit) (Torrent Download)

Xubuntu-13.10-Final-Beta-i386.iso (32bit) (Torrent Download)
Xubuntu-13.10-Final-Beta-amd64.iso (64bit) (Torrent Download)

Kubuntu-13.10-Final-Beta-i386.iso (32bit) (Torrent Download)
Kubuntu-13.10-Final-Beta-amd64.iso (64bit) (Torrent Download)
Mark Shuttleworth was proud to announce that Ubuntu 13.10 is named Saucy Salamander and it will become the 19th release of the Ubuntu operating system.
"The salamander is one of nature’s most magical creatures; they are a strong indicator of a pristine environment, which is a fitting way to describe the new world emerging around Ubuntu Touch – new applications, a new SDK, a gorgeous clean interface."

Ubuntu 13.10's (Saucy Salamander) main target will be to enhance Ubuntu Touch's mobile UI (user interface) with new applications, a new SDK, and a gorgeous clean interface.
Canonical will no longer allow users to test Alpha releases of Ubuntu. Only the Beta version will be available for testing, which will be released on September 26, 2013.

The schedule of the release of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander with exact dates as mentioned in wiki are as follows:
Download Daily Builds of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander