Ubuntu Landscape systems management tool set to launch

After a six-month beta period, Canonical Ltd. is adding management muscle to Ubuntu Linux servers and desktops in the form of its Landscape systems management tool.

Early next month, Canonical will officially release the Landscape suite, enabling IT managers to install, monitor, upgrade and manage servers and/or desktops with a single click. Adding users, fixing security problems and monitoring system performance are a few of the tasks that administrators can now perform centrally instead of on individual machines. Additional functions include auditing, inventory and organization.