So, after years and years of Mac ownership, I've made the decision to sell my existing machine, build a new one, and make Ubuntu my sole platform. I've been using it extensively for years anyway on other machines, but this is the first time I'm making my mission-critical machine Ubuntu-based!
It'll probably be an i5 or i7, not decided yet, and most likely with a Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 mobo. Will probably go with 8GB RAM, and I already have a 256GB SSD. I'll add a 1TB magnetic for all my stuff.
My dilemma is over whether to go with 22.214.171.124, and the two years of improvements and stability, or be a bit edgy and build with 14.04 - even its (current) beta stage. I keep seeing conflicting reports about performance when the two are compared. Additionally, there's lots of 3rd party support for 12.0.4 now, and I know of lots of things that just work nicely.
What would you do?