first of all, let me say it is so good to be back !
3.11_rc3 came out yesterday:
i bought a new 120gb ssd (kingston hyperx) while the forums were down, and installed the 64bit, saucy daily build from 7-28-13. blazing fast install off a usb thumb drive with no issues whatsoever. just updated the kernel to 3.11_rc3 and everything is really flying here!
Current Date/Time: Tue Jul 30 16:40:53 EDT 2013
Distro Release: Ubuntu Saucy Salamander (development branch)
Kernel Release: Linux 3.11.0-031100rc3-generic
Gnome Release: GNOME Shell 3.8.3
Unity Release: unity 7.1.0
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 480/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 325.08