New release of Ubuntu, 13.10 has generated excitement and hard core fans caanot wait to try it out. But not everyone is as excited. Some are calling it boring with no interesting feature or visual enhancement. Some find it a “mere update”. However, you have eight good reasons to start downloading this version.

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According to fossmaniac.hubpages.com, these eight reasons are:


1. Smart Scopes:

One of the biggest reasons for you to update to Ubuntu 13.10 is Smart Scopes. This gives you access to all online resources right from your desktop. It is like having a full-blown search engine built right into your desktop. You can search anything right from the dashboard; whether it is a Wikipedia article or another file.



2. Latest Kernel:

Ubuntu 13.10 comes with the latest kernel version 3.11. This adds experimental code for dynamic power management (DPM) in Ubuntu’s open source Linux drivers. This feature though was there in ATI AMD Catalyst driver, now it has come to the open source drivers making things even better. The kernel upgrade will also give your desktop better power management along with a bunch of other improvements like a speedier and a stable desktop experience.



3. More polish:

Minor irritations are fixed in this release, especially with the user interface. The UI here is more consistent than ever before. GNOME-based apps look better than ever before in this release.



4. Updated Unity 7:

Unity has been upped in this latest version making it faster and more stable. Unity 7, is polished, the most stable, the most user-friendly release of the shell interface so far. Many people are excited to know what Unity 8 will bring to the users.



5. Improved Stability:

When Ubuntu initially launched Unity, it got a bad rep for being unstable and buggy. But in 2013, the same Unity interface has become one of the most stable and mature interfaces with a lot of behind-the-scene fixes. Ubuntu, has proven to be a solid competitor to Windows and Mac OS X. With developers working round the clock to make each release better than ever, 13.10 takes stability to a whole new level.



6. Latest Software:

This brings the latest version of your favorite tools to your desktop. No more looking around for PPAs; the latest and the greatest iterations of your essential tools is packed into this release.



7. New Keyboard Applet:

If you use multiple keyboard layouts, the new keyboard applet will be very handy. It allows you to switch between multiple layouts with the click of a button. It is a great addition.



8. New set of wallpapers:

Ubuntu 13.10 comes with fresh, new wallpapers that help you to give your desktop a new look. For many, the wallpaper is an important aspect of the desktop experience. If you also think likewise, this release has some of the most gorgeous wallpapers. To see the wallpapers included in this release, you can go to Launchpad.