Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Feedback on 14.04 LTS

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Beans
    81

    Feedback on 14.04 LTS

    Didn't see one so asking here. People using the new 14.04... How is it working out? Stable? Any recurring problems ( more annoyances than problems?)

    I'm on Debian Testing now but there are a few things I love about Unity so am keen on this LTS but would hate to install it only to find that it's a mess right now.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    France.
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: Feedback on 14.04 LTS

    You can have a look here : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2217531
    (Sticky in this sub-forum).
    | My old and mostly abandoned blog |
    Linux user #413984 ; Ubuntu user #178
    J'aime les fraises.
    Nighty night me lovelies!

    | Reinstalling Ubuntu ? Please check this bug first ! |
    | Using a ppa ? Please install ppa-purge from universe, you may need it should you want to revert packages back |
    | No support requests / username changes by PM, thanks. |

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New York, NY
    Beans
    1,178
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: Feedback on 14.04 LTS

    Hardly a mess at all I ran it in the last 3 months development and it was very reliable and stable...I just did a clean install on the final release and it is also pretty rock solid, spiffy and fast...
    It can only get even better as the updates start coming in but i wouldn't hesitate to install it now...

    You could run it in live session and get a pretty good idea of what it will be like for your computer...though realizing of course, it will be faster on a hard install...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    France.
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: Feedback on 14.04 LTS

    (I did not want to be too cheerful, but it's been beautifully running here since alpha )
    | My old and mostly abandoned blog |
    Linux user #413984 ; Ubuntu user #178
    J'aime les fraises.
    Nighty night me lovelies!

    | Reinstalling Ubuntu ? Please check this bug first ! |
    | Using a ppa ? Please install ppa-purge from universe, you may need it should you want to revert packages back |
    | No support requests / username changes by PM, thanks. |

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Beans
    81

    Re: Feedback on 14.04 LTS

    Think I will go for it, just read over the thread you linked.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    In here watching you!
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: Feedback on 14.04 LTS

    If you have a large disk you may try what I do.

    I have a 500GB disk. I have three primary 150GB partitions. First partition is Windows 7, second is the disro I use, and the third is the disro I want to try out. If everything works to my liking, I copy the things in /home I want to keep from the old distro to the new one. You can delete the old disro partition if you want; but you will need to update grub.

    No matter what method you choose, do a backup of anything you want to keep.
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; April 19th, 2014 at 10:53 PM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Western Australia
    Beans
    11,479
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Feedback on 14.04 LTS

    I had a problem before the beta was released. And the installer couldn't decrypt my home directory, so I had to manually decrypt and backup my files and do a clean install.

    But it has been absolutely rock-solid since beta. I wish Unity 8 was ready but ootherwiseI couldn't be happier.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Princeton, NJ
    Beans
    68
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: Feedback on 14.04 LTS

    I think it is very good (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). The only issue I had was re-installing VMware 10.01. Turns out VMware already solved this problem by supplying version 10.02. Recall the old Dial commercial - "Aren't you glad you used Dial? Don't you wish everybody did?"

    Aren't you glad that you use Ubuntu? Don't you wish everybody did?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    Beans
    302
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Feedback on 14.04 LTS

    I've done a system upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04... It took my system about an hour with the all downloads. So far everything looks good. I'm using IntelNUC DC32171YE with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD.
    Registered Linux User #534948

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Beans
    2,114

    Re: Feedback on 14.04 LTS

    Prt-scr doesn't work for hp netbook
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2218485

    guvcview video and audio out of sync

    audacity no ffmpeg support (this should be major for Ubuntu studio)
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2218803

    webgl not working on Chrome for some intel gpu
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2217536&page=2

    galternatives not work

    gdebi not pulling in dependencies.

    boot-repair not work(ppa not set up yet)

    lubuntu network manager mia (this concerns me because I am going to install lubuntu on someone's old XP machine)

    There are reports that openvpn doesn't work, but haven't checked it yet. Will do that soon.

    None of these problems exists in 13.10. It is just a partial list as I haven't done much with it. Just installed it in an external drive, do some basic things, file and add 'affect me too' for bugs and wait for updates. Good thing I haven't rushed to upgrade/reinstall. Early bird gets the bugs for OS releases.
    Last edited by monkeybrain20122; April 22nd, 2014 at 10:19 PM.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •