[ubuntu-studio-devel] Ubuntu Studio 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Beta 2 released

Ho Wan Chan smartboyhw at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 09:55:34 UTC 2013

Dear Ubuntu Studio users,

I'm very pleased and excited to announce the second and final beta
release of Ubuntu Studio 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).

Users will be complimented with this beta release, as it comes with
great improvements (compared to 13.04), including:

* A new menu structure which works on any desktop environment. Len
Ovens and Mish did a great job on moviing various apps to the right
submenu and creating new menu icons.

* A new package named ubuntustudio-installer, which allows any person
to install our metapackages and can fit into any desktop environment.

* Instead of a settings menu, we have fitted in a new Settings
Manager, with all settings in one place.
Grub fixes

* When you are in the GRUB Menu, the boot item for Ubuntu Studio will
show "Ubuntu Studio" instead of "Ubuntu". Also, the latest -lowlatency
kernel will be always the default boot item in the GRUB boot loader.

* The XFCE session in the LightDM is removed to avoid any confusion
with the Ubuntu Studio session.

* A new wallpaper.

In addition, we have fixed some upgrade bugs from 13.04 to 13.10 Beta
2, so the process of upgrading should be smooth now.

Please do note that the beta images are NOT recommend for users who
want a stable system. Only if you want to try out the latest features
should you install this release.

The images are available for download at
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/saucy/beta-2/. The
release notes are available at

We hope you enjoy this new release!

Howard Chan (smartboyhw)
Ubuntu Studio Release Manager

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