Note: Although my experience is with Debian, I think this post helps anyone using some modern Linux distribution.
As a Windows sysadmin, I didn't really consider the cons of running on top of Solid-State Drives, or SSDs. These drives are based on flash memory (similar to a Disk-On-Key), rather than metallic plates.
A big difference between magnetic hard drives and SSDs is block reuse. more ...
I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 (beta2), and I got all of my "lenses" (searching additional items in the dash menu), that look like this:
Of course there's a way to disable those lenses, but I actually want to
remove those I'll never use (like flickr).