Thursday Apr 24, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04LTS is Live -- Sun Systems First to be Certified!

A few hours ago, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support) made its worldwide debut.  Parties are being held by LoCo teams around the world and there is even an IRC bash that is currently going on.

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.

Arch.
System
Ubuntu 8.04LTS
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.06LTS
AMD Sun Fire X2100 M2 server certified


AMD
Sun Fire X2200 M2 server certified


AMD Sun Fire X4100 server certified certified certified certified
Intel
Sun Fire X4150 server certified


Intel
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... 

Sunday Apr 20, 2008

Jono Bacon on LugRadio Live US, Hardy Release Parties etc.

I was able to catch up with Mr. Bono Jacon Jono Bacon, Ubuntu community manager, not long after he and his miscreant buddies that call themselves "LugRadio" had hosted their very first "Rock Conference" in the U.S aka LugRadio Live USA 2008 

My interview with Jono (12:53)  Listen (Mp3)   Listen (ogg)
(a bit of background noise from tech-hooligans for the first couple minutes but then it goes away)


 
Jono receives millions from endorsement deals. 

Some of the topics we tackle:

  • How LugRadio live US went
  • The differences between holding LugRadio Live in Wolverhampton and San Francisco
  • Who attended the event and who presented.
  • How Frets on Fire allows Jono to prance around his living room like he's never pranced before.
  • The Ubuntu Hardy Heron release this week and the LoCo Team release parties around the world.
  • Ubuntu Open Week
  • FOSS camp and the Ubuntu Developer Summit coming up in Prague.

 Pau for now...

Wednesday Apr 02, 2008

The Heron Cometh (with some Sunshine on its shoulder)

We are now about three and half weeks from the debut of Hardy Heron aka Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support).  This will be the second LTS for Ubuntu, the first being 6.06 (aka Dapper Drake),  and it will help to give Ubuntu greater credibility in the enterprise. 

Sun and Canonical worked together to certify Sun systems for the original LTS and have done so for every release from then on.  In the case of Hardy look for a few new systems.

On the software side when we last saw Sun's Java stack it was safely within the Gutsy (Ubuntu 7.10) multiverse.  Tune in on the 24th of April to see what progress our Java bits have made within the distro. :)

 
Hardy Heron -- What a long strange trip its been. 

Pau for now... 

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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