Xubuntu 13.10 + Kernel 3.12 = Pure awesomesauce.
Just gotta say, Xubuntu 13.10 x86_64 with the 3.12 kernel is absolutely amazing.
Everything is so fast and snappy. File transfer speeds have nearly tripled too!
Xubuntu 13.04 with kernel 3.12-rc5 the maximum transfer speed I was getting for a large set of files (tested by copying my entire Steam folder which includes TF2) from Windows to /home was ~30-35MB/s.
Xubuntu 13.10 with kernel 3.12-rc5 and same folder my transfer speed is nearly 90MB/s.
Holy shit! XD