Canonical has announced that the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS DVDs are now up for pre-order, a week after the new operating system was released.
Now that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) has been available for download for more than a week, you might wonder what the purpose of buying a DVD with that operating system is. The easy answer is that some people enjoy having the physical disk, especially for an OS that will be supported for the next five years.
There are also other reasons to have a physical disk at hand. Suppose you have a company in a country where the network traffic is highly regulated and rather expensive, like Australia, Germany, or France for example, and you want to get the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on multiple systems as quickly as possible. It will help to have a bundle of disks ready (which are of much better quality than the ones you can burn on your own).
“Loved by millions worldwide, Ubuntu is a secure, stylish operating system that couldn’t be easier to use. With no unnecessary trial software and clutter, it’s fast and it stays fast. It has amazing support for the web, thanks to the best, most secure and fastest browsers. And you can choose from thousands of free applications in the Ubuntu Software Center.”
“Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘a shared humanity.’ An expert global team of thousands have made this software free for you to use, share, study, modify and distribute.” This is how Canonical describes its operating system if you venture into its shop.
The developers are saying that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) will be able to run on most systems and users should have a PC with at least 768 MB of RAM and 5GB of disk space.
The best thing about an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS DVD is that you can copy it and distribute it freely. There is nothing stopping you from spreading this OS, and the user is completely free to do what he wants with it.
If you wish to find out more details about this release, you can check our review of this Linux distribution. It's probably the best OS made by Canonical so far and it incorporates a large number of very interesting features.
If you don't want to buy a DVD, you can always download Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Softpedia.