Landscape 1.5: The Implications for Ubuntu Customers
Jun 01, 2010, 12:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When Canonical launched Landscape 1.5 this week, it
was a timely reminder that the software company is trying to
develop multiple revenue streams beyond Ubuntu services. Moreover,
Landscape 1.5 represents Canonical's latest attempt to make Ubuntu
easier for businesses and solutions providers to remotely manage.
Here's a closer look at the Landscape strategy.
"Canonical will go into deeper details about Landscape 1.5
during a webcast on May 27. In the meantime, Landscape Manager Ken
Drachnik points to three Landscape enhancements. According to a
blog entry from Drachnik, Landscape 1.5 supports:
* Package Profiles, which allow users to define profiles (lists
of packages) that constitute a configuration (e.g. a Web server)
then deploy that list of packages to a new system.
* LTS to LTS Upgrades: Drachnik says it's now easy for
administrators to automate upgrades from one Ubuntu Long Term
Support (LTS) release to the latest LTS release."