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Canonical's April 2009 Surprise: More Than Ubuntu 9.04

Feb 19, 2009, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

"Remember: Ubuntu isn't just a desktop operating system. Canonical aspires to push Ubuntu onto servers and perhaps even into corporate data centers. A recent server relationship with Hewlett-Packard plus an Ubuntu Server Edition research report reinforce Canonical's ambitions.

"Painting A New Landscape

"For Ubuntu to succeed on a range of corporate and mobile devices, it needs to be easily managed. Microsoft learned this lesson in the 1990s, and launched Systems Management Server (SMS) to assist Windows NT and Windows 95 deployments and management.

"Similarly, Canonical offers Landscape, a SaaS platform and remote management tool that Canonical plans to more aggressively promote in 2009, starting with a significant upgrade in April."

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