Canonical Readies LTS Open-Source Server 10.4

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Apr 23, 2010


Canonical is set to ship a new Long Term Support (LTS) version of its distro on April 29, 2010. The company guarantees to support the new 10.4 version, for server or desktop, for at least five years. As mentioned in this Tech Republic Blog, Canonical's new server offering appears to be squarely aimed at trying to wrest more market share out of the hands of its Linux competitors Red Hat and Novell.


Canonical will make its 10.4 distribution available for download on the Ubuntu Web site on April 29, 2010.

"Canonical, the company that distributes the Ubuntu flavor of the Linux operating system, is set to drop a new Long Term Support (LTS) version of its popular distro on April 29, 2010. Canonical will make its 10.4 distribution available for download on the Ubuntu Web site (Server version link, desktop version link). LTS versions are guaranteed to be supported by Canonical for at least five years.

"Canonical has historically focused on the desktop Linux market, and its desktop product is the first version of Linux that I’ve ever thought my wife could have installed without having to call me into the room. This is a testament to the effort Canonical put into making Linux an OS that just works, without needing a technical expert to assist every step of the way. The GUI looks a lot like an older version of OSX, meaning it appears simple to use with menus that make sense and are fairly intuitive."

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