Ubuntu 14.04 was released on 16th April 2014. I have installed the operating system and using it as my primary OS since past week or so.
I really loved it.
Ok! its time to start loving the Unity Bar as it has been given the much needed stability and looks more polished and finished product.
One the first thing that you would note is the lock screen that has changed drastically to a full screen visual treat instead of a white box found versions 13.10 and prior.
Also lot of Google apps have native instances. In the sense you do not need to open a browser to use some of the basic web apps/accounts. You would offered suggestions as and when you browse on the Mozilla Firefox. For example. when you for the first time navigate to www.outlook.com it would offer you to configure the native livemail web app. Web account sync and setup is a breeze on Ubuntu 14.04 with support for a lot of account types.
In the general the stability of the OS is pretty awesome with no hick-ups when I had 10 applications running simultaneous doing different jobs (without Idle time)
Tip! The resolution of the screen seems to be better in 'Radiance" theme than the default "Ambiance"
Firefox is too fast on the Ubuntu 14.04. You would love surfing on Firefox I bet. The loading times are too quick and pleasure to browse though various sites simultaneously.
The visual effects of the on the new OS is stunning and Windows/Macs have a formidable competition on cards. Overall the entire OS is nicely polished and looks great.
This time the release was perfect as many Windows XP users looking for alternative would go for the Ubuntu given that the support for windows XP has ended.
On the software front all the applications have been migrated to their latest version.