Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
On Friday 15th of March, Pablo Rodriguez Pina, founder and co-director of the Perth (Western Australia) based software company announced the company will be allowing developers using Ubuntu Linux distribution to upgrade to 13.04 release on April 2013.
The company, which specializes in Enterprise Application Development using the Java Platform announced it will also be allowing the latest Ubuntu release for any Ubuntu Server installation on virtual machines within the company’s internal network.
The announcement follows earlier news from Canonical this month where the Linux Os vendor announced it will be merging the Desktop and Server distributions into a single package.
Pablo Rodriguez Pina explained the reasons for the upgrade: “We were following Canonical’s LTS release cycle and upgrading every 18 months. We found this release cycle to be quite well paced, nevertheless we thought we would like to offer our developers the freedom to upgrade to the latest release. As software consultancy, it is of importance to us to be up to date with the latest technology and features with enough hands on experience to be able to provide accurate advice to our customers.”
The company which is currently using the 12.04.01 for developers who wish to develop on the Linux platform will be skipping the 12.11 release from November 2012 and moving to ‘Raring Ringtail’ when it releases next April.
Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software, using its own desktop environment. It is named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu ("humanity towards others") or another translation would be: "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".
Development of Ubuntu is led by Canonical, Ltd.,[ a UK-based company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Canonical generates revenue through the sale of technical support and services related to Ubuntu, and since version 12.10, by displaying optional advertisements in the Dash, a search component of Unity in desktop Ubuntu.According to Canonical, the Ubuntu project is committed to the principles of free software development; people are encouraged to use free software, improve it, and distribute it.