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Canonical's newest Linux operating system to be released April 29

Apr 09, 2010, 09:04 (2 Talkback[s])


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"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:"

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