Archive for April, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Now Available!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

hardyheron3-mediumThe latest release of Ubuntu is out, Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS, and it’s gotten Great Reviews so far –

And we now have our vMachine available and ready to go, with the usual package buildouts of our favorite platforms.

We are finalizing the installation scripts and packages, but currently available are Rails 2.02 and Django 0.97-SVN with others forthcoming – watch this space for details on finalized package lists.  (Our previous postings on Django and Rails indicate some of the usual choices)

Also, as always, we use the KVM virtualization technology, which provides a number of technological advantages over the other v12n solutions.

Our vMachine is based on the minimal footprint of the Ubuntu JeOS release, which is now Fully optimized for KVM, including VirtIO, according to Canonical/Ubuntu –  we have a mere 700MB basic footprint for the guest, with a full array of services including ssh.

With your favorite stack from us, your vMachine will still typically be under 900MB, even with xrdp  for your remote desktop XWindows access!

We can host your site / solution and provide any technical assistance and consulting help which you may need.

New: We can also host your desktop!

In addition to the usual VNC (and of course SSH offerings, including X) We offer RDP via XRDP, and we are working on a fully open-source version of the GPLed NX NoMachine technology – and we also hope to be able to offer Qumranet’s (A cool vendor) SolidICE  technology – watch for an announcement.

3 Flavors of Ubuntu

Friday, April 4th, 2008

ubuntu-worldWe always offer (at least) three flavors of Ubuntu:

  • Long-Term-Support (Dapper, 6.06, as of this writing)
  • Current (Gutsy as of this writing)
  • New alpha/prerelease (Hardy Heron 8.04 Alpha 4 as of this writing)

Once Hardy is released, these will shift one-to-the-right, along with the next pre-release (Intrepid Ibex).

Please also note that you can always get a the 64-bit amd64 version on request, although the 32-bit i386 version is the default.