Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Feb 2009 18:06 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth has announced the plans for Ubuntu 9.10, named Karmic Koala. Jaunty Jackalope isn't out of its cage yet (April 2009), but the Ubuntu team is already planning for 9.10, which will see the light of day in October 2009. The desktop side will focus on beautification and an improved boot-up experience; the server side will target cloud computing.
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segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

How about having the server team do something about the dismal state of server GUI tools?

Never going to happen I'm afraid. Linux distributions are always going to be inferior to Windows Server there until one of them gets a clue.

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javiercero1 Member since:
2005-11-10

Obviously we have vastly different definitions for the word "inferior."

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Obviously we have vastly different definitions for the word "inferior."

Obviously, and if you care to take a look around most Linux distributions, and even the 'enterprise' ones, you will find a pretty shocking lack of any form of acceptable configuration and management tools, be it command line or graphical, and any infrastructure to go with it. There's little, if anything, that integrates various components in a distribution well. The functionality is there, but it's getting to it, that's the problem and Linux distributors don't make it easy.

Like I've said so often, Linux distributors are not going to keep getting away with producing a Unix replacement. They need to take those firm Unix foundations, move them forwards and use them to compete squarely with Windows Server.

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