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New Ubuntu Linux server is for business

Apr 02, 2009, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"The new Ubuntu Server does all the usual Linux server edge jobs -- Web and mail services -- and common line of business jobs like file and print. But, it also includes improved virtualization with the new version of KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and easier integration with Microsoft AD (Active Directory).

"Yes, you read that right. The new Ubuntu, both on the server and the desktop side, will now work and play better with AD. According to Steve George, Canonical's Director of Corporate Services, Ubuntu will be pulling this trick because it will be incorporating Likewise Open and Samba 3.3 support.

"Likewise Open enables your Ubuntu servers and desktops to AD domains and forests with a single sign-on that works both for the AD and the Linux side of your network. Samba 3.3 adds over-all improvements in compatibility between Linux servers and clients and AD-based network services."

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