"Canonical's work on the "Maverick Meerkat" Ubuntu 10.10
development effort has been mostly about polishing the desktop, but
the commercial Linux distributor has not forgotten about the server
business that increasingly pays the bills.
"And for those bleeding-edge shops who want the latest, greatest
Ubuntu features, it could turn out that the Meerkat is a better fit
for servers and their workloads than the Ubuntu 10.04 Server
Edition Long Term Support variant that came out in April —
especially if they are building private clouds using the built-in
Eucalyptus framework that's embedded with Ubuntu Server, deploying
on Amazon's EC2 cloud, or both."