Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Apr 2014 22:29 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is the first long-term support release with support for the new "arm64" architecture for 64-bit ARM systems, as well as the "ppc64el" architecture for little-endian 64-bit POWER systems. This release also includes several subtle but welcome improvements to Unity, AppArmor, and a host of other great software.

Is it just me, or do releases of major Linux distributions simply not create much excitement anymore? I remember a time when these releases were hotly anticipated and much debated. These days, they go by and nobody really seems to care. Is this a reflection of shifting focus in the industry - towards mobile - or because the interest in desktop Linux in general has waned considerably?

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Neither for me...
by Fusion on Thu 17th Apr 2014 23:07 UTC
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Is this a reflection of shifting focus in the industry - towards mobile - or because the interest in desktop Linux in general has waned considerably?

Our attention atrophies a bit as we're perpetually in this "waiting" state for next-generation technology to arrive. For example, seems like we're *ALWAYS* waiting for Wayland (and now Mir) to land, and the first desktop environment to leverage its technologies...and the first distro to create that picture-perfect, seamless (no console/screen resolution/state changes during boot-up or shut-down; fast & highly integrated power management + hibernation + etc.)... will peak the interest of those who use Linux desktops. I just fear there are too many years ahead of us before wayland/mir (and distros w/ polished DEs around that tech) will land. Lord knows where the competition will be.

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