Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Released – Download Links and Installation Guide

Ubuntu has arrived with it’s 13.10 version code-named “Saucy Salamander” along with it’s derivatives i.e Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Edubuntu, Kubuntu etc. The Ubuntu 13.10 release will be benefited from latest Kernel 3.11 which has improved performance and stability. The 13.10 included latest OpenStack Havana for Cloud users and Ubuntu Juju service.

Update: Ubuntu 15.10 Released – Installation of Ubuntu 15.10

Install Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

The noticeable change from 13.04 to 13.10 is the inclusion of Smart Scopes. The Smart Scopes suggest based on search terms, location and history, across local and network drives or online locations.

Ubuntu 13.10 Features

There are some noticeable changes which are highlighted below.

  1. Kernel 3.11.x stable version which supports more devices, better power management and performance.
  2. GNOME 3.8 based on Unity
  3. Firefox 24 default web browser
  4. LibreOffice 4.12 for office suite
  5. Thunderbird 24 for E-mail client
  6. GIMP 2.8.6 for photo editing
  7. Rhythmbox 2.99 default music player
  8. Newly introduced Smart Scopes

Download Ubuntu 13.10 ISO images

Use following download links to get the latest Ubuntu 13.10.

  1. Download ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso
  2. Download ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso

Here, we’ll follow simple steps to install newly released Ubuntu 13.10Saucy Salamander” Desktop version.

Installation of Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop

1. Boot your system with Ubuntu 13.10 Installation Live CD/DVD or ISO.

Boot Ubuntu 13.10
Boot Ubuntu 13.10

2. You may visit selecting ‘Try Ubuntu‘ else Select ‘Install Ubuntu‘ to install on computer.

Select Install Ubuntu 13.10
Select Install Ubuntu 13.10

3. Prepare to install Ubuntu. Select both the options if you have internet connectivity in your system. (Keep system up to date during installation.)

Preparing to Install Ubuntu
Preparing to Install Ubuntu

4. Installation type. Select ‘Erase disk and install Ubuntu‘ as we don’t have other Operating system installed. You can select “Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation” this will setup Logical Volume Management. Or Installation type “Something Else” to create partitions manually. Please note these options are for advanced users.

Select Installation Type
Select Installation Type

5. Select your location.

Select Location
Select Location

6. Select your Keyboard layout.

Select Keyboard Layout
Select Keyboard Layout

7. Create user login credentials

Create User
Create User

8. Ubuntu One login registration. Ubuntu One is cloud service offered by Ubuntu. You can register later also.

Submit User Registration
Submit User Registration

9. Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy installation started… Sit back and Relax, it may take several minutes.

Ubuntu Installation
Ubuntu Installation

10. That’s it. Installation Completed. Eject CD/DVD and restart system.

Installation Completed
Installation Completed

11. Login screen.

Ubuntu Login Screen
Ubuntu Login Screen

12. Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Desktop. Enjoy exploring Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Desktop
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Desktop

For other Ubuntu derivatives, you’ll find download links below (some are not yet available for download!).

  1. Xubuntu
  2. Lubuntu
  3. Edubuntu
  4. Kubuntu
  5. Ubuntu GNOME
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