Canonical's newest Linux operating system to be released April 29
Apr 09, 2010, 09:04 (2 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Every two years, Canonical releases a new "long-term support"
version of its Linux operating system and on April 29, it will
release the next one, 10.04 LTS, according to Gerry Carr, head of
platform marketing for Canonical. Named for the month/year of its
release, it will include a Desktop Edition as well as a Server
Edition and with the latter, Canonical believes it is ready to
replace whatever competitor (Linux, Windows or Unix) you've got on
your servers now.
"While most folks are talking about the new features in the
desktop version (a more attractive GUI, faster boot time, social
goodies like 2 GB of free cloud storage), I hopped on the phone
with Carr and asked him what's in it for the enterprise? Is Ubuntu
ready to take on Red Hat and Novell?
"I was sure that he would say yes, although he was not
forthcoming with figures as to how many enterprise users the
company already had.
"I was still fairly apt to believe him given the giant vote of
confidence Dell just gave Canonical. In March, Dell announced that
it would support Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud hosted with Eucalyptus
Software as part of Dell's brand-spanking new cloud service
initiatives. Canonical's Mark Murphy, Global Alliances Director
blogged about it:"