By barton808 on Apr 24, 2008
LTS Mach II
This is Ubuntu's second LTS version and just like the first, Ubuntu 6.06LTS, this one has been certified to run Sun systems. Not only that but so far Sun is the only major vendor to be certified on 8.04LTS.
8.04 is a big deal because, as an LTS, it is supported with free patches and upgrades for five years on the server and three years on the desktop. Normal releases are supported for 18 months on both the server and desktop. This is Canonical's big run at the enterprise and its great to be a part of it!
Which Sun Systems?
Canonical has certified four Sun servers, three new ones and one which has been certified since the last LTS. These servers represent both AMD and Intel based systems and, in the case of the AMD-based X2200M2 and the Intel-based X4150 the certification holds for both the dual and quadcore versions. Also certified is the Intel-based Ultra 24 workstation which was first certified on the 7.10 release.
|AMD||Sun Fire X2100 M2 server||certified|
||Sun Fire X2200 M2 server||certified|
|AMD||Sun Fire X4100 server||certified||certified||certified||certified|
||Sun Fire X4150 server||certified|
||Sun Ultra 24 workstation||certified||certified|
The Heron has landed - Congrats all around!
So a toast to the Ubuntu community, Canonical and Hardy Heron, a most excellent release!
Pau for now...