Canonical Announces Strong ISV and Open Source Ecosystem Support for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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Canonical today revealed strong software vendor support for the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long-term Support) release for both server and desktop. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, to be released on 29 April 2010, will ship with hundreds of open source applications available at install with many more open source and proprietary applications becoming available in the days and weeks following.

Canonical today revealed strong software vendor support for the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long-term Support) release for both server and desktop. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, to be released on 29 April 2010, will ship with hundreds of open source applications available at install with many more open source and proprietary applications becoming available in the days and weeks following.

Long-term support versions of Ubuntu are released every two years and supported for three to five years on desktop and server respectively. Proven very popular with users as deployment platforms, LTS releases are therefore targeted by software vendors keen to deliver software to this rapidly growing Ubuntu user base. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will see the distribution fully established at the core of the open source application universe and increasingly attractive to proprietary solutions with support from organisations such as Adobe, IBM, VMWare and more.

"A strong and varied ISV ecosystem is critical for Ubuntu to thrive and grow both on user's desktops and in the world's datacentres," said Jane Silber, CEO, Canonical. "We expected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to be popular with existing and prospective software partners, but response is fantastic. Users considering switching to Ubuntu or upgrading to 10.04 LTS will be encouraged by this industry support and reassured that they can use many of their favourite applications on what we are sure will become their favourite operating system."

"Ubuntu's user base continues to grow rapidly and it is important to Adobe® that Ubuntu users are able to enjoy the full Adobe Flash® experience," said Anup Murarka, director for Technology Strategy and Partner Development, Flash Platform, Adobe. "We are working with Ubuntu and other partners to enable certification of Flash Player 10.1 for Linux on the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS release, an exciting release for Linux-based desktops and devices.”

“Both the Likewise Open project and our enterprise business are growing exponentially and a key catalyst is our relationship with Ubuntu and its vibrant user community,” said Barry Crist, CEO, Likewise. “By enabling Ubuntu 10.04 LTS users to quickly and easily integrate with networks on both desktops and servers, we support Ubuntu adoption in the enterprise.”

"Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud is already seeing considerable adoption across a range of industries as customers discover the benefits of private and hybrid cloud computing," said Marten Mickos CEO, Eucalyptus. "As an LTS, the new Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud with Eucalyptus at its core will see this adoption accelerate.”

"Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution especially for desktop users and that makes it critical to our Linux support," said Geoff Perlman, founder and CEO, REAL Software, makers of REAL Studio for Linux. "I'm confident that our Linux users will be supporting this important release for the software they have built with our development tool, REAL Studio."

Vendors:
10gen
Accountz
Acquia
ActiveState
Alfresco
Arkeia
Bacula
Baidu
Beemaster ICP
Bluecherry
BonitaSoft
Boxee
Bricscad
Cloudera
Cloudkick
CodeWeavers
Colosa
Compiere
Corel
CyberLink
Cycle computing
Dimdim
EnterpriseDB
Eucalyptus Systems
eXo Platform
Fermat
Fluendo
Funambol
Gear6
Gluster, Inc.
Groundworks Open Source
Hanyi
Hippo B.V
Intalio
IBM
IDM Computer Solutions
JumpBox
Kaltura
KnowledgeTree
Liferay
LikeWise
Linux Game Publishing
Lucid Imagination
Magnolia
M/Gateway
Messaging Architects
Mindtouch
Mozilla
Mulesoft
NComputing
Northscale
Nuxeo
OpenBravo
OpenQRM
Optimum
Opscode
Pentaho
Puppet Labs
RabbitMQ
Real Networks
REAL Software
rSmart
rSmart
Safesquid
Scalr
SmartApp
Status.Net
SugarCRM
Terracotta Tech
Unitrends
Unison
Userful
Yahoo!
Volantis
Zarafa
Zend
ZenOSS Inc
Zimbra
Turnkey

The full list of Applications and Vendors is available at: http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-10.04-for-software-vendors.

About Canonical
Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu – an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organisation and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.
Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open-source development tools to ensure that organisations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit http://www.canonical.com.

Joseph Eckert, Baker Communications Group, 203-270-3711, canonical (at) bakercg (dot) com

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