Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Review

I couldn't install Ubuntu 14.04 as soon as it was released. But I upgraded my office laptop to Ubuntu 14.04 in June.

Ubuntu 14.04 is more stable than other releases. And Ubuntu 14.04 is an LTS (Long term support) version which will release updates till 2019. I switched to 14.04 from 12.04.

They have disabled workspaces. (+1) I hate these workspaces because it is not easy to use. In Ubuntu 14.04, workspaces are disabled by default. You have to enable it if you want it. 

Now Ubuntu supports real-time windows resizing. (Not that impressive. But nice to have.)

I don't like Amazon plug-in in Unity dashboard. So I always run fixubuntu.com script to disable it.

wget -q -O - https://fixubuntu.com/fixubuntu.sh | bash

What you have to do is just run above command line on terminal. After doing that you won't see advertisements on your Unity dashboard.


I don't see super fantastic awesome features to celebrate on this release. But developers have done a good job it making Ubuntu more robust and stable. Multi-monitor user experience has been improved. 

They have changed the lock screen. (+1) I like this lock screen more than the older one. This lock screen is visually similar to the login screen.