Matt Zimmermann has announced that the Ubuntu team have released the first Ubuntu designed especially for server environments.
The Ubuntu team is proud to announce Ubuntu 5.10 Server, the first
release of Ubuntu designed especially for server environments.
Like the standard desktop Ubuntu, it occupies a single CD. However,
it is distinguished by the following features:
* Includes server-oriented kernels with out-of-the-box
automatic support for multiprocessor systems
* Includes a wide variety of popular server applications
such as apache, mysql, postgresql, php, zope, openldap,
bind, samba, all on the single CD, ready for installation
* A slim default installation, occupying just 400 megabytes:
add only the software you need, for a clean, maintainable
* Provides no desktop environment (GNOME, KDE, etc.) by default
* Safe and text-oriented boot mode for better clarity and
infinite justice on boot.
The default installation is secure by design, with no network ports active
after installation and access to free security updates activated. Network
services are activated only when explicitly installed.
As always, it's supported with regular releases, a commitment to
security updates for 18 months after each release and professional
technical support from many companies around the world.
For more information about the new features shared with Ubuntu 5.10,
see the Ubuntu 5.10 announcement at
To Get Ubuntu 5.10 Server
Download Ubuntu 5.10 here (choose the mirror closest to you):
Rest of the World:
Please download using Bittorrent if possible.
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– – mdz