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Newest Ubuntu Release Improves ISV Support

Ubuntu Linux has come a long way very fast, but one thing that has evaded it is certification and support from third party software vendors, something Red Hat and SuSe have enjoyed in greater volume.

But Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, hopes it will be able to rack up greater ISV support with this latest release of the Linux distro. Can it do it? ServerWatch finds out.

The Ubuntu Linux 10.4 release codenamed the Lucid Lynx is set for general availability today, providing users with new desktop, server and cloud capabilities. Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind Ubuntu, is also highlighting the broad ISV support for the release.

The Lucid release is particularly important for Ubuntu as it is the project's first enterprise Long-Term Support (LTS) release since the 8.04 Hardy Heron release in 2008. Ubuntu LTS releases come out every two years and offer three years of support on the desktop and five years on the server, while regular Ubuntu releases only come with support for 18 months.

Read the full story at ServerWatch:
Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx Linux OS Debuts With an Eye on ISVs