The MATE desktop that is available for the popular Linux Mint distribution is to be offered in the repositories for Ubuntu 14.04. This will offer a better Linux desktop environment than the default Unity desktop that Canonical have created. The Ubuntu distribution has been used in Doctor Who, this helps push this distribution of the Linux kernel as a good desktop choice. There even was an episode where a character was using a laptop with a Gnome interface. This is good. Linux is being shown as the top desktop choice instead of the usual Macintosh or Windows computers. There is an example here that shows the Unity interface on a BBC screen. So the British Broadcasting Corporation likes the free and open Ubuntu Linux distro. It is more secure and reliable than Windows. I was trying to get a USB DVB adapter to work with Windows 8.1 and when it is plugged into a different port it does not work and you need to install the device again. Linux does not do that.
You just plug a device into a Linux machine and it will be detected and will work straight away. Why is it that Windows cannot do that?