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Ubuntu LTS 10.04, a Linux OS at Its Best

Jun 04, 2010, 18:02 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"As you've probably seen, Canonical just released the latest LTS (long-term support) version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) exists in both desktop and server form. The desktop form will be supported for three years and the server version five years, making the OS an appealing option for enterprise users. I looked at the server edition for ServerWatch.

"Installing

"The install is text-driven but straightforward. Having said that, the first time I tried it there was a glitch in the base system install. It worked fine the second time, and I've seen no similar reports elsewhere, so I think it was probably a network/download glitch.

"I liked the offer of automatic home directory encryption. This has obvious advantages on the desktop (reducing the risk of losing large quantities of personal data if your machine is lost or stolen), but it's equally useful on a server if you ever keep any admin information or passwords on your user account on the server. Obviously, if you're running a centralized file server for home directories, you'll need to encrypt those directories manually."

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