Ubuntu Linux flavors hit major 13.10 beta-1 milestone

I love frozen yogurt; particularly Red Mango. If you aren't familiar, the company offers multiple flavors of the tasty treat which you can then customize with the toppings of your choice. Basically, the variety is what makes the experience fun. For many users, the same can be said for Linux. You see, it offers many different desktop environments -- variety and choice are the spice of unix-like life.

There are many different flavors of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, all special in their own way. Today, many of those flavors have reached the beta-1 milestone of the highly anticipated 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) release.  This includes Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE) and Ubuntu Gnome (Gnome3). Sadly, the standard Ubuntu version, based on Unity, is not included in the fun.

Users can download the appropriate .iso file, burn it to DVD or Flash Drive and install it immediately. While these will likely install and run fine, please remember that it is beta software so it is not recommended for a production machine. It would be suggested to test this on a virtual machine. In other words, if you don't know what you are doing, stay away! The final versions of all Ubuntu flavors are due in October.

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