Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander will be officially released in the 17th of October.
Joseph Salisbury, one of the Canonical developers has confirmed in the mailing lists that Ubuntu Saucy will use Kernel 3.11.1:
We’ve remained rebased on a v3.11.1 kernel for Saucy and the archive is currently frozen for Final Beta this Thurs Sept 26. Any uploads will need to be cleared with the Ubuntu Release Team. Additionally, Ubuntu Kernel Freeze is ~1 week away, Thurs Oct 03. Any patches submitted after Kernel Freeze will be subject to our SRU policy.
This was quite predictable, since Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander gets in the Kernel freeze state in the 3rd of October and the Linux Kernel 3.12 is not yet stable.
If you are using one of the Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander daily builds, you can easily get the Kernel 3.11.1, by upgrading the system, from the terminal:
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
As a reminder, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander will be released with Mir, a new display server developed by Canonical. For now, Mir works well only with open-source graphics drivers from Nouveau and ATI Radeon. Intel refused to implement Mir support for their hardware, since they work hard to improve Wayland, another system compositor. But the users should not worry, because the Ubuntu team can create themselves drivers for Intel hardware, since they are open-source.