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Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha 1 has been released. Here the announcement:

The first Alpha of the Saucy Salamander (to become 13.10) has now been

This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and

Pre-releases of Saucy Salamander are *not* encouraged for anyone
needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running
into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however,
recommended for Ubuntu developers and those who want to help in
testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting
this release ready.

Alpha 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some

While these Alpha 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted
in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve Saucy
Salamander. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system
installation bugs identified in the Alpha 1 installer should be verified
against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad.
Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed
wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make
13.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to
date before reporting bugs.

There have been some adjustments to the release schedule for 13.10
since the last vUDS, so for the latest plans, please check:

Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop
and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at:

More information on Kubuntu Alpha-1 can be found here:

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that targets to be lighter, less
resource hungry and more energy-efficient by using lightweight
applications and LXDE, The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment,
as its default GUI.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at:

More information on Lubuntu Alpha-1 can be found here:

Ubuntu GNOME:
Ubuntu GNOME is an flavor of Ubuntu featuring the
GNOME desktop environment.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at:

More information on Ubuntu-GNOME Alpha-1 can be found here:

UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for
Chinese users.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at:

More information on UbuntuKylin Alpha-1 can be found here:

Regular daily images for Ubuntu can be found at:

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop
Saucy, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list.
This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements
of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases and other
interesting events.

A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to
pull together this initial Alpha release!