Is April Still A Magic Month for Ubuntu?
Apr 04, 2012, 22:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When it comes to Ubuntu, Canonical?s Linux distribution, most
pundits keep close tabs on April and October. Like clockwork,
Canonical always releases Ubuntu upgrades during those months.
Indeed, Canonical is beta testing Ubuntu 12.04 (code-named Precise
Pangolin) now and expects to ship the new Linux release on April
26. Ubuntu 12.04 is a Long Term Support (LTS) release, which means
it may appeal to businesses. But is Canonical doing enough to catch
on with corporations?
"Sure, The VAR Guy has asked that question many times over the
years. Our resident blogger has been running Ubuntu on a Dell PC
since mid-2007. He?s never experienced a system crash in all that
time. But over the past five years, The VAR Guy expected Ubuntu to
attract (A) more corporate IT software companies and (B) more
hardware OEMs ? particularly PC and server makers."