Ubuntu 14.04 wows through subtlety – TechRepublic

It’s a rare occasion that a new release of a Linux desktop — especial a new Long Term Support (LTS) — can wow with subtlety. Usually, the releasing entity attempts to change the game with major updated features or complete redesigns. That is not the case with Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).

This time around, Canonical wows us with a subtle makeover. In some cases, the change is almost imperceptible, but it’s there. These subtle changes make Ubuntu 14.04 as polished a distribution as you’ll find. It’s cleaner, performs better, and is all around improved. Some users may say that this is the most boring release Canonical has unleashed in years, but I believe it to be one of the finest.

Let me explain.

Every modern desktop operating system is in a war to win over users. To do this, distributions must not only be highly useable and reliable, but they also have to look professional. It’s one of the issues some of the more fringe Linux desktops have yet to grasp. Users (new users, not those already initiated into the ways of Linux) want to work with a polished and clean desktop that’s worthy of their trust.

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