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Ubuntu 10.04: Where Ubuntu goes from here

Apr 27, 2010, 20:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"The new Ubuntu release is almost here and I like the Ubuntu 10.04 desktop a lot. As a Linux expert, it's a little too simple for my personal tastes, but it's the best beginner Linux out of the box I've ever seen. That's all well and good, but where Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company really hopes to make money is from this latest LTS (Long Term Support) Ubuntu Linux for the server and the cloud.

"Canonical CEO Jane Silber and Founder and VP of Product Design Mark Shuttleworth were candid about this at a noon Eastern Time press conference announcing the arrival of the 10.04 Server and Desktop. That said, Silber was also pleased to report that other companies are now shipping Ubuntu desktop on laptops from Lenovo in China and Sharp in Japan.

"Shuttleworth also noted that Ubuntu's basic design philosophy is going to center on making it 'light.' By this he meant both light as a distribution and light and fast to deploy both on desktops and servers."

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