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"The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (long-term support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, Edubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, Mythbuntu 14.04.1 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 LTS, Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.1 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 14.04.1 LTS are also now available."
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5
Learning curve is fairly easy
Transition from MS os seems a bit slow, maybe just me :)
First experience with Ubuntu, so nothing really to judge by other than many years and ditros of MS. firefox is much slower to load sites than firefox on windows, seems to hunt around a lot.
Dash is handy, music box will take a bit of playing with as ms media is a simple functional library for music. Still running both systems for coparison but using Ubuntu as default, making myself learn it.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 3
Looks good, feels good...smoke screen
broken packages, no printing
Ever since the install I could not get a complete update. Packages broken error message would come up. I never tried to print any documents until a few days ago and printing would happen on two different printers. Message says drivers were loading and still no printing. My only option is to save files to SD card and print from another machine.
Menu lay out is nice and very populated. Some applications I have not heard of or used yet.
Most of my use is social media, google earth, email, web surfing/shopping and a couple of games.
Install was a breeze for me. Even with limited tech savey I have managed to install to mulitiple hard drives.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8
Mostly worked out of the box
OP in too big of a hurry
I have been using computers since 1984 and working with them since 1990. from CPM & DOS 1.0 through Win 8, with some Puppy Linux variations thrown in. I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr since May, 2014. I moved up to big time (for me) Linux distro because there were too many things that I could not do with Puppy Precise 5.7.1.
I had also been using Windows 8.1 on this laptop for about a year when it started committing suicide. Multiple times. Like three installations in a row, none lasting more that 24 hours.
So in great frustration with Windows, I looked for the most popular distros I could find and chose Ubuntu from the mess. The learning curve was much steeper that I expected. I had mistakenly thought that my experience with Puppy would help. LOL!
After wiping the drive and a clean install, I began using Ubuntu. There are a few inherent bugs, but; I've found work-a-rounds. Some of the problems I've had involved;
Passphrase not being accepted
Screenshots hot keys not working
Google Chrome not working, at all
Reclaiming the classic scrollbar
Cleanup/removal of apps
Converting video to mp3
Leaking memory errors
Waking from suspend and forgetting settings
Touchpad on/off changing on its own
But; to be entirely honest, I was to fault much of the time. I did not understand that thing are just done differently in Linux :) I'm always in too much of a hurry to wait for something to execute. And even though I been through DOS 1.0 to 6.22, I still had a hard time getting use to the terminal.
I have in time, found solutions to all the problems that I have had. There is an immense support community out there in internet-land and they are mostly very supportive. I've found that a Google search will most often come up with answers from Ubuntu Forums and these answers are win!
After six months, my current problems are with some of the apps and not really with Ubuntu.