Hello Linux Geeksters. As a reminder, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr will be released on the 17th of April, 2014. While the final beta version has been already released, the Kernel freeze is scheduled for the 3rd of April. At the latest UDS, the developers have expressed their hopes to implement Kernel 3.14, but it looks like the latest iteration of Kernel 3.13 will be used after all, due to the fact that Kernel 3.14 stable will be released next week, too close to the Ubuntu Trusty kernel freeze.
Being a LTS version, Ubuntu 14.04 desktop will be supported for 3 years, while the server edition will have 5 years of support. Most likely, Kernel 3.14 or newer will be adopted on the first point release of Ubuntu Trusty, most likely called Ubuntu 14.04.1.
Despite all of this, the Ubuntu users should not worry because Kernel 3.13 already supports a lot of the newest hardware.
For those who don’t know yet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr will be coming with a lot if interesting new features, including: a feature for minimizing the windows by single clicking the launcher, locally integrated menus (a feature also present on GNOME 3.12), improved shutdown dialogs, a new feature that allows the users to increase the volume up to 200%, a rewritten Unity 7 with support for window filtering by title, Unity Control Center as a replacement for GNOME Control Center, and of course, a new default wallpaper and 11 other pretty wallpapers submitted and voted by the community. Also, the Login Screen and the Lock Screen have been made to look identical.