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    Ubuntu 13.04 is utterly, utterly gorgeous. :)

    There I said it.

    OK we don't have the testimonial section anymore, but it's still worth posting. While there's a lot of political discussion surrounding Linux and Ubuntu these days, taking a step back and looking at Ubuntu 13.04 as a desktop/laptop OS, well, imho we're here guys. This is what I wanted Ubuntu to be. It's beautiful, quick, clever, and easy to use. Granted I am not a programmer, and I understand for those users a blinged up desktop isn't much fun (though I don't know why - Ubuntu is still there underneath the glamour and easy to get to). But as a home desktop PC user Ubuntu is hugely compelling. It's one thing to be pretty and striking in appearance, and look great in screen shots, but quite another to be fast, powerful, and functional with it.

    A few of the reviews have left me rather dumbfounded. Many of them have voiced upset that this or that feature is missing. But I don't see it that way. A lot of complaints aimed at previous editions have been a lack of finish and some rough edges. I mean, I had lots of trouble with 12.04 and 12.10, and ended up having to use other distros. But with 13.04, they seem to have concentrated on fit and finish, and I can use Ubuntu again. Unity feels finished and ready for the market imho. I would love to buy Ubuntu laptops and desktops, and we might even start to see some too from what I gather.

    So my thanks to the devs. I love it. Keep it up.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 is utterly, utterly gorgeous. :)

    All I can say +1 for you "T&E".
    I have the same experience as you. 13.04 is a champ for me.
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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 is utterly, utterly gorgeous. :)

    I have to say that my own experience with 13.04 has been very positive. I hope future versions are as solid
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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 is utterly, utterly gorgeous. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    I have to say that my own experience with 13.04 has been very positive. I hope future versions are as solid
    I would like to say the same goes for me to with Xubuntu

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 is utterly, utterly gorgeous. :)

    BlinkinCat - THX for meseage.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 is utterly, utterly gorgeous. :)

    I am with you on this. Too often the haters spit out their venom on this forum. I don't see those kind of people as having anything of value to say. Oh, by the way there was an interesting discussion at Ubuntu Developer Summit about getting a Unity 8 preview running on MIR into 13.10. It will be just a preview and it will not be on the 13.10 ISO image. It will have to be brought in through a PPA but stuff from Ubuntu Touch will filter on to the desktop. Have you loaded System Monitor and noticed the drop in memory usage compared to 12.10 and 12.10? Benefits from work on Ubuntu phone.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 is utterly, utterly gorgeous. :)

    +1, 13.04 fixed all those minor errors and glitches of previous versions. Now I have the ultimate developer notebook In Xubuntu I even get better battery life than in Win 7.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 is utterly, utterly gorgeous. :)

    +1 to the OP's sentiment!
    I just did a fresh install of 13.04 on my daily use laptop and am very pleased.
    Beautiful, snappy and very stable so far!

    I usually only run LTS on this rig, but the improvements are just too much to pass on.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 is utterly, utterly gorgeous. :)

    Yup I really love it too


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