Computerworld: Ubuntu Linux Vendor Plans Upgrade, Corporate Push
May 17, 2006, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"How is Ubuntu faring among business users? One
of the reasons we delayed the release of Ubuntu 6.06 by six weeks,
until June, was because we plan to support it for three years on
the desktop and five years on the server. And that decision was
driven by requests from businesses. Both the PC vendors and
business users wanted a longer support cycle.
"We see interest growing. Our biggest customer is the Andalusian
regional government in Spain. That's hundreds of thousands of
desktops. We have some deals with banks and retailers that I can't
disclose right now..."