Canonical is moving faster than anybody would have thought. Mir was introduced as a proof of concept display-server earlier this year, which Canonical plans to deploy slowly across their products. Now they claim that Mir is good enough to be deployed in the next major release, Ubuntu 13.10 ie. Fortunately, there will be a fallback session to X too when there is no driver support. But what's more frightening is the fact that, they are planning to remove even the fallback X session in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is just an year or so away!

Mir to be Default in Ubuntu 13.10, Fallback X Session to be Removed from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" has its share of issues, at least for me. One of the most annoying one being the return of overheating bug (in Intel Core i3 hardware) which plagued me during the Ubuntu 11.04 release cycle (if I remember it correctly). In our previous post discussing things to do after installing Ubuntu 13.04, we had mentioned about this and even some ways to tackle it. But that's another story. Here we'll discuss about XSensors, a GUI tool to monitor system temperature for Ubuntu 13.04.

monitor cpu temperatures in ubuntu 13.04 using XSensors
And here we go again. Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail was released almost a month ago and unlike previous releases, this has been more of a silent affair. Mainstream blogs and news websites didn't cover much about the release. Ubuntu 13.04 is mostly an incrementally updated release and that could be the reason. But from a user-perspective, "Raring Ringtail" has a number of very important qualities, significant performance improvement being one of them. Leaving all that aside for now, lets discuss what all can be done to further enhance Ubuntu 13.04 for every-day use. 30 things to do after installing Ubuntu 13.04 raring Ringtail.

30 Things I did After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail