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10 Things to Know About Maverick Meerkat

Oct 12, 2010, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)

"10/10/10 was the cue for plenty of 10-related nonsense last week, much of it scheduled -- somewhat predictably -- for 10:10 am.

"Somewhat ironically, perhaps the least contrived event was the release of Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition, known as "Maverick Meerkat." New versions of Ubuntu are offered every six months, as regularly as clockwork, and since the last version was released in April, this one was always going to be in October. Still, it didn't stop Canonical, Ubuntu's sponsor, from choosing the October 10 as the precise release date for the server OS, just to get in to the decimal groove.

"Without getting too carried away with the 10 theme, here are 10 things you should know about Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition:

"1. This release of the open source server OS has a strong cloud emphasis, aiming to make deployments to both public clouds -- like Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) -- and private clouds more straightforward."

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