Although in recent days we have seen how Ubuntu 16.04 was released to the public and also its great update, Canonical and the rest of Ubuntu have not forgotten other versions of Ubuntu. Recently came out the fifth update of Trusty Tahr, the so-called Ubuntu 14.04.5. If we have written and said well, Ubuntu 14.04.5.
The LTS version that came out in 2014 is still supported, an active support as seen today although we do not receive major changes or news, so many, including the Ubuntu team, recommend updating your operating system to version 16.04.1 LTS.
The new version of Ubuntu 14.04.5 incorporates the correction of quite a few bugs, bugs that have been appearing in these months and that endangered the stability of the version. Do not forget that an LTS version has a higher level of stability and security than normal.
Ubuntu 14.04.5 offers the stability that characterizes an LTS version
More hardware has also been incorporated, so from now on, Ubuntu 14.04.5 will be more compatible with hardware and with more hardware, although we also have changes in proprietary drivers that are loaded in kernel 4.4 that make Ubuntu 14.04.5 recognize more hardware than it did when it came out in 2014. The third point that changes in this update is certain software that made upload the distribution requirements, eliminating it and making that the distribution is less demanding in the installation. However, we do not have to fool ourselves, because the changes are minimal and it will not make Trusty Tahr work well now when it did not before, although it is true that it will work a little better than before.
I personally share the opinion of the Ubuntu team. If we really have a team with few resources, Ubuntu 14.04.5 with Lxde or Xfce is a great option, however if we have enough resources, upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04.1 is a must since its stability and security is greater without forgetting the new software that it incorporates What do you think?