Ubuntu and GlassFish
By draks on Apr 19, 2007
Ubuntu, the wildly popular Linux distro has announced their latest release (v7.04 "Feisty Fawn") and it now includes Java SE, GlassFish (Java EE), Java DB and NetBeans. For the first time developers do not have to go navigate to 5 different Web sites, find an implementation that kind of works, download it, fix it and then use it. Now, these distros are all available as optimized images for install with Ubuntu in one place. This, of course, makes it much easier for Ubuntu users to get what they want easily and in one place. Why did this take so long? Well, my only answer to this is that, these things take time and removing software licensing encumberances and developing entirely new packageing takes A LOT more time. I've been close to this project for 4 months and, what seems from the world out side Sun as a simple task, became a full time job for a number of dedicated engineers. On the Sun Ubuntu Page there are links to Ubuntu, the projects, how they are supported and other useful links. The latest version of Ubuntu is here.
And,now that Michael Dell uses Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, even he can get access to Java and tools easily!