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Because Trusty is an LTS, most of the changes are fairly conservative in nature. Unity 7 is still there. Mir, the new graphics stack being developed by Canonical that is due to eventually replace the X Window System, is still a long way off. Despite Canonical’s Shuttleworth saying that Ubuntu 14.04 would include the Touch/Mobile, it appears they won’t make it into the final build. (Canonical has revised its estimate for the first Ubuntu smartphones to the third quarter of 2014, so there’s still a little time to polish things up.) For the big changes, you’ll be waiting for Ubuntu 14.10 (or likely even later for Mir). (Read: Ubuntu: Wake up and smell the Unity against you.)

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"Final beta" "LTS"

Does it really matter, we all know Canonical will keep this polluted with daily updates lol
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I'm really liking it - it awesome atmosphere; very pretty. I honestly doubt I will use it (used to install ubuntu on all my computer, but never used it), but in any case I can certainly respect the changes. I'm liking the LIM - I've never been a fan of the File/Edit/etc being on the top bar (whether it be OSX or Linux).
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I just can't stand Unity. It's slow and ugly. All my Ubuntu needs are done through Linux Mint.
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I like Unity personally

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I like Unity personally

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It seems like they could do better with hardware accel or something... Unity was lagging big time on one of my rigs with 8gb of ram and a dual core APU - (yes I realize the bottleneck).
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sorry, but for me this seems more like an 13.11 than 14.04
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sorry, but for me this seems more like an 13.11 than 14.04
you do know how This Os is named right?
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Do they have the keyboard layout shortcuts fixed? If that's not fixed yet I may just "upgrade" to 12.4 instead.
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It seems like they could do better with hardware accel or something... Unity was lagging big time on one of my rigs with 8gb of ram and a dual core APU - (yes I realize the bottleneck).
There's something very wrong with the OS if that level of hardware is bottleneck for it. Ubuntu has gone to the wrong direction for years, bloat and excessive cpu and mem usage.
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