Xubuntu 14.04 LTS has been released in the wake of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS so it’s time for a full review. Xubuntu 14.04 is a long term support release, so the focus is really on stability and finesse, not on adding tons of new features. Xubuntu uses the Xfce desktop environment instead of Unity, so it works very well as a lightweight alternative to regular Ubuntu. Xubuntu can be particularly useful if you have an older or otherwise underpowered computer.
This release of Ubuntu Tweak contains a few small fixes.For example the nautilus scripts support for Ubuntu 13.10 and later has been fixed and the tool does not crash anymore when sources.list is not parsable.
The following is the full list of small fixes of Ubuntu Tweak:
Fix the nautilus scripts support for Ubuntu 13.10 and later
Going to workspace adjustment automatically add keyboard shortcut for fade screen
Missing options: fonts, desktop icons,window, file manager
Never crash when sources.list is not parsable
That's right. Business, with a capital B. It's too late for me to
write anything coherent, so here's a quick list of things we did
pre-opening to make your life more painful^Winteresting:
- ruby-defaults updated to 2.1
- boost-defaults updated to 1.55
- new binutils snapshot
- tiny unicorns in every package
Cubuntu is the first third-party operating system based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS released so far and also one of the few OSes that kept Unity for users.
Most developers usually choose to remove the Unity desktop environment and focus on others, but the makers of Cubuntu left Unity in place and added a number of other desktop environments, like Cinnamon, GNOME Classic, LXDE, and OpenBox.
If you're new to Linux or the Ubuntu Unity interface, the overall performance and polish will be all that matters. If you're still bothered by Unity's look and feel, be sure to try one of the other Ubuntu desktops. The interface integration and the other desktop interfaces have a really smooth integration with Ubuntu's execution. That will leave no doubt about why Ubuntu is a leading Linux distro.
Originally, Ubuntu was a great thing. Years ago I used a Unix like system for various things and got comfortable with what we now call the “command line.” Then I used DOS, and that was still a command line operating system (but with different commands) and that was pretty good for the late 20th century. Then Windows came out and I switched to that, and later used both Windows and Mac operating systems to do my work. Eventually, I wanted to get away from those proprietary operating systems and try out Linux, which by then was a Unix like system that had windowing capabilities but also a powerful command line interface.
The Ubuntu Kernel Team is looking to extend stable support for the Linux 3.13 kernel until April of 2016, or another two years. The Ubuntu developers will be carrying out 3.13.y.z stable point releases over on their Ubuntu.com Git infrastructure. Their 3.13 kernel will be maintained the same as the upstream rules regarding stable kernel point releases. Their extended stable kernel plans are outlined via the Ubuntu Wiki.