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Computerworld: Ubuntu Linux Vendor Plans Upgrade, Corporate Push

May 17, 2006, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)

"How is Ubuntu faring among business users? One of the reasons we delayed the release of Ubuntu 6.06 by six weeks, until June, was because we plan to support it for three years on the desktop and five years on the server. And that decision was driven by requests from businesses. Both the PC vendors and business users wanted a longer support cycle.

"We see interest growing. Our biggest customer is the Andalusian regional government in Spain. That's hundreds of thousands of desktops. We have some deals with banks and retailers that I can't disclose right now..."

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