Mark Shuttleworth the man behind commercial support of Ubuntu Linux talks on Ubuntu Long Term Support.
FTA "...The Ubuntu project has officially announced the release of Ubuntu 6.06 Long Term Support (LTS) today. Ubuntu 6.06, better known by its code name "Dapper Drake," is the first Ubuntu release to offer an extended lifecycle, a GUI installer for desktop systems, and support for Sun SPARC systems. In a press conference yesterday, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth talked about the Dapper release, and how the project plans to address enterprise needs..." Read more...
It will take some time to push Ubuntu in an enterprise environment. Currently Red Hat and Novell Suse Linux are dominating this place. Ubuntu server os need to provide following:
- Easy to use server management tools
- Support contract
- Oracle and other software compatibility (note Oracle express edition runs on Debian/Ubuntu Linux) etc
I'm dam sure it will start to rule enterprise IDC environment :)