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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RE: Sure, you're right, but...
by Anon on Fri 18th Apr 2014 03:07 UTC in reply to "Sure, you're right, but..."
Anon
Member since:
2006-01-02

... and the fact that Linux as a general user Desktop operating system is STILL not up to say the standard of Windows XP which is EOL, says it all!

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delta0.delta0 Member since:
2010-06-01

Really ? You haven't used Desktop Linux in a long time have you.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

... and the fact that Linux as a general user Desktop operating system is STILL not up to say the standard of Windows XP which is EOL, says it all!


I assume you should have no issues giving concrete examples:
Say, by comparing the latest release of Fedora / SUSE / Ubuntu to Windows 7 (and XP) and pointing the apparent deficiencies in Linux.

I'll start:
Linux still suffers from less than ideal hardware support. Some types of hardware may produce less than ideal results. However, the situation has improved a great deal in the last 10 years or so. *

Care to continue? **

- Gilboa
* I actually run a startup that uses Linux for 90% of our desktops, laptops and servers.
** If you can one can only assume that you yet-another-Internet troll.

Edited 2014-04-18 09:44 UTC

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