That can be referring to multiple things here, but this video is probably a good example of the power and influence that suggestion holds.
More information on pad patching and other surprises (good and bad) later.
Big surprise, I forgot that DOTA 2 was available on linux. I'll try it out later this week. To whomever sent me the invite, thanks again. I'll finally be using it!
Ubuntu 13.10 is very solid. 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, etc would give me some sort of stupid, random crash/error after using it for more than a day on any pc that I used it on. Whether it's some combination of software improving, hardware support improving or something else - I like it.
Not only does it not suck but Unity is actually a very good interface now. Combine it with the tweak tool and a few good scopes and it works very wonderfully. The only thing I would add is a second bar or make the Unity bar show icons contextually based upon the desktop that you're using. Other than that, I'm very satisfied and am impressed.
I've been using it write articles, prep my dev environment, install and play/test games, web surf (Chromium has won me until releases a linux client of their updated browser) and pretty much everything. I'll be releasing a formal version of the steps used to turn my Chromebook into an Ubuntubook.
I am not seeing any performance degradation, this machine is moving just as well with Ubuntu as it did with Chrome OS. My only annoyance is booting, having to hit CTRL+L, then Escape and choosing the SSD to boot Ubuntu is annoying. At least it's only the booting process and not something like the keyboard being crazy. I look forward to the success of any efforts for flashing a more general version of Coreboot. The moment it's available (if it ever happens) I'm flashing it.
The only other hiccup that I've experienced was with my bluetooth mouse. For the first few reboots it wouldn't auto connect, I would have to run the bluetooth manager manually via searching for it in Unity. After I installed Bluetooth Manager from the Ubuntu Store, everything worked perfectly across reboots.
I chose Ubuntu out of convenience, I originally planned to use to write OpenSUSE to a flash drive via imagewriter but needed it on the machine first so that I could free up space on the flash drive. I then simply never made the live usb stick. I decided to search for scopes, ( is there any central repository for scopes/lenses in Ubuntu? I can't seem to find one). The few that I've found have worked very nicely and has made Unity into an interface that can very easily integrate into nearly any of my workflows. It's extremely useful now.
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