Ubuntu 14.04 is here and ready for you to use. I have upgraded my laptop and tested it out, this has been a good release with a good amount of improvements. The major improvements are in the Unity interface in my opinion. The desktop environment does not feel half baked or unfinished anymore. To me the Unity interface feels much more fluid and smooth and with hardware support in the Linux kernel, which underpins the OS as a whole, more robust than ever, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is pretty much the complete package.
It is official, Windows XP is finally dead. Windows XP was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, and generally released for retail sale on October 25, 2001. The operating system was almost 13 years old. The good news is if you are developing for the web you don't need to worry about Internet Explorer 6 any more because that died with XP. Microsoft would have you believe that they only way to go is to Windows 7 or maybe even Windows 8 if you are brave and Some will move over to a Mac. That is the case for a lot of the users out there but for some, you will be tempted to try an alternative OS that you have heard people talking about.