In Pictures: Ubuntu 14.04: The good, the bad, the Unity

Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support/LTS (Trusty Tahr) proves that it doesn’t matter if you’re Oracle, Microsoft, or Canonical: Bringing a fleet of products into new release revision synch is tough.

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While the desktop version of Ubuntu is basically solid, there are still some issues. We’re not thrilled with the Dash (dashboard) search functionality, but at least it can be turned off. The Unity interface has windowing behavioral changes that we found odd. There is a default global windowing policy that spawns child windows that are subsidiary windows of the parent, but the child windows don’t behave like the parent. Also, underneath various Web apps is Ubuntu’s own browser, one that’s comparatively immature compared to Chromium or Firefox.

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