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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mark Shuttleworth has announced at the OpenStack conference that Canonical has received a ringing endorsement from HP in the form of certification for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the ProLiant server systems. Responding to customer demand, HP has decided to officially support the popular flavor of Linux giving sysadmins another flexible software option to leverage their current and future hardware."
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Thu 19th Apr 2012 17:30 UTC
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

Good. However, it is unclear what version gets certification ... I suppose it's Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server version, not desktop.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by Vanders on Thu 19th Apr 2012 18:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

In which universe do you think HP[1] would certify the desktop edition for a server, and not the server version?

[1]: Disclaimer: my employer.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by n0b0dy on Thu 19th Apr 2012 20:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
n0b0dy Member since:
2009-09-03
RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by REM2000 on Thu 19th Apr 2012 21:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

it's probably centers around the user land and apps available to the server version of Ubuntu as well as the kernel (in this case the single kernel).

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by Soulbender on Fri 20th Apr 2012 01:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

There's still a server edition.

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Ubuntu a poor choice for server OS
by benali72 on Fri 20th Apr 2012 04:24 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

As an IT person who supports servers, Ubuntu is not a distro I would pick.

You want stability and respect for the existing customer base when you pick a server OS.

Instead, here's what the article quotes Canonical VP Chris Kenyon as saying, “Everything that we have been working on for the past couple of years is crystallizing all at once, things are a bit wild right now.”

As the article summarizes, "That statement encapsulates the ride that Canonical is on at the present."

What IT person in their right mind would want to join Canonical on that "wild ride?"

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

As an IT person who supports servers, Ubuntu is not a distro I would pick.


As an IT person who supports servers, Ubuntu is a distro I pick often.

You want stability and respect for the existing customer base when you pick a server OS


And....what? Ubuntu Server is no worse than any other distro in this respect.

What IT person in their right mind would want to join Canonical on that "wild ride?"


Sure, why not? Change can be a lot of fun.

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Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

As an IT person who supports servers, Ubuntu is not a distro I would pick.


As an IT person who supports lots of servers, Ubuntu is a perfectly fine distribution that I would pick.

Instead, here's what the article quotes Canonical VP Chris Kenyon as saying, “Everything that we have been working on for the past couple of years is crystallizing all at once, things are a bit wild right now.”


He's not necessarily talking about changes to the distribution, and even where he is referring to changes those are almost all universally changes to the desktop version.

Ubuntu Server is basically Debian Testing, with a support contract.

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

In my view ubuntu server is just a productised debian, that has a sales / support representative companies can talk to.

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Nice to get a cert.
by jefro on Fri 20th Apr 2012 17:01 UTC
jefro
Member since:
2007-04-13

It think I'd stay with suse or opensuse for servers instead of Ubuntu.

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