Canonical Ltd. announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 7.10 Server Edition that provides developers and businesses with a platform for development and deployment in the data centre. Ubuntu 7.10 will be available for free download on Thursday 18 October. Canonical Ltd. is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project.
Ubuntu is the award-winning Linux distribution for the desktop, laptop, and server which brings together the best of open source software. Ubuntu releases a new version every six months, with a long term support ("LTS") release available every two years. The next LTS release is due in 2008.
Ubuntu Server focuses on providing a robust server platform that is both reliable and secure while ensuring that users get the usability and ease of management they expect from Ubuntu. The new release adds an enhanced security capability that protects common workloads and is easy to configure for advanced requirements. Three new quick start profiles have been added so typical services such as E-mail and Web serving can be deployed quickly using a standardised and repeatable set-up.