Five Reasons Ubuntu Server Revolution Begins Today

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| 1. The Windows Vista Debacle: Even Gartner finally admits that Vista is a dog
| and Windows is collapsing under its own weight. And in the ultimate
| statement, Dell actually began Ubuntu preloads on selected desktops the very
| year that Vista shipped.
| No PC companies dared to take those types of actions when Windows 95 shipped.
| But Microsoft has badly miscalculated the market. Vista was big, bloated,
| slow and annoying when it arrived. Ubuntu Linux is fast, modular, tightly
| written and flexible. A few million desktop users have already discovered
| Ubuntu Linux’s power. Millions more will discover it through install fests,
| word of mouth, and Dell.

Ubuntu’s corporate ready 8.04 is released but is three a crowd in Linux market?

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| In recent interviews, Ubuntu creator Mark Shuttleworth hinted that Canonical
| is in active discussions with “multinational” OEMs on the desktop and server
| side.

Red Hat-Ubuntu pairing would have potential

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| I’m starting to see some big potential for symbiosis between two Linux and
| open source leaders: Red Hat and Ubuntu. Red Hat’s departure from the
| consumer desktop Linux market comes at the same time Ubuntu continues rolling
| in the same market with the release of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron this week. The
| latest Ubuntu also comes in a server version that continues distributor
| Canonical’s aspirations for enterprise servers. While it has been a struggle
| to sign OEMs for pre-installation, Canonical appears to be on the right track
| with regard to certification from the biggies. Still, Ubuntu’s server
| challenge is a big one, and it comes in a Linux market where Red Hat rules
| the roost.

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Ubuntu Linux takes on enterprise server market with new OS

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| Technically, this isn't Ubuntu's first server release -- that one came two
| and a half years ago -- but this is the first one that is truly
| enterprise-ready, with a full specification sheet of features needed in
| complex business IT shops, including support for virtualization, enhanced
| performance and certification on an assortment of hardware from Sun
| Microsystems Inc. * *

Ubuntu Eyes The Linux Server Landscape

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| Earlier this month, Canonical took another step to raise its profile in the
| Linux server space: It released Landscape, a tool for installing, managing,
| and maintaining Ubuntu desktop PCs and servers. Red Hat and Novell offer
| similar tools; in both cases, however, the two companies' systems-management
| products are designed to provide the functionality -- and thus the
| complexity -- required to manage very large enterprise Linux installations.