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SearchOpenSource: Linux Expert Sees Expanded Role for Ubuntu on the Server

Aug 04, 2006, 17:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"Ubuntu has always had a server component, but the discussion around this area of the OS really ramped up with 6.06. Why now?

"Benjamin Mako Hill: Ubuntu has always been a perfectly good server OS. Part of the problem though is that historically Debian has been really good for servers, and Ubuntu was really good for the desktop. People assumed that because there was so much effort given to the desktop by Ubuntu developers, then the server side would not work at all. But the truth is we at Ubuntu have been running the OS on our servers ever since the Warty Warthog release. The success of the desktop distribution really distracted people from that good effort on the server side..."

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