ossblog.it has interviewed Fabio Massimo Di Nitto about himself, the Ubuntu server project and it's relevance.
The interview is here
Why should a system administrator switch from RedHat, Suse or Debian to Ubuntu server?
Fabio Massimo Di Nitto: It's very hard to answer without unleashing a distro-war and one answer will never cover all possible aspects … As leader of the Ubuntu server project I can tell you that:
- Ubuntu Dapper Server will be released on the 20th of April 2006 and will be supported for 5 years. 5 years of updates (security included) without spending one euro.
- all users can interact directly with us. Mark is often on IRC as are all Ubuntu developers (me included) and the community that has formed around Ubuntu.
- our wikis/processes/forums/mailinglists are all public and freely accessible.
- the quality of the packages is already very high, and it will get better before dapper's release.