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Landscape 1.5: The Implications for Ubuntu Customers

Jun 01, 2010, 12:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"When Canonical launched Landscape 1.5 this week, it was a timely reminder that the software company is trying to develop multiple revenue streams beyond Ubuntu services. Moreover, Landscape 1.5 represents Canonical's latest attempt to make Ubuntu easier for businesses and solutions providers to remotely manage. Here's a closer look at the Landscape strategy.

"Canonical will go into deeper details about Landscape 1.5 during a webcast on May 27. In the meantime, Landscape Manager Ken Drachnik points to three Landscape enhancements. According to a blog entry from Drachnik, Landscape 1.5 supports:

* Package Profiles, which allow users to define profiles (lists of packages) that constitute a configuration (e.g. a Web server) then deploy that list of packages to a new system.

* LTS to LTS Upgrades: Drachnik says it's now easy for administrators to automate upgrades from one Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) release to the latest LTS release."

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