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NewsForge: IBM's Validation of Ubuntu is a Victory for Debian

Nov 15, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Feller)

"The Ubuntu project last week announced that IBM has validated the year-old Linux distribution's version 5.04 for use with its DB2 Universal Database, bringing together a database designed to automate many time-consuming tasks with an operating system billed as easy-to-install and even easier to use.

"IBM's validation comes on the heels of the release of Ubuntu's server version in October and in advance of the enterprise edition planned for release next April. The release is expected to be the base for further certifications, said Malcolm Yates, strategic alliance and partner manager for Ubuntu and the project's corporate sponsor, Canonical Ltd.

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