We asked: Will the HP-Canonical announcement give Ubuntu Server Edition a lift? Of our 184 survey participants:
- 28% said absolutely yes
- 42% said it's very likely
- 24% said perhaps
- 5% said they doubted it
- And 1% said absolutely not
Canonical's server push has had mixed results to date. Although Sun certifies its servers to run Ubuntu, Sun's own future is in doubt amid a possible buyout by IBM. Dell, meanwhile, last year said it has no plans to offer Ubuntu servers though the company remains commited to Ubuntu desktops.
Meanwhile, cloud services may ultimately give Ubuntu Server Edition a lift. Canonical says Ubuntu 9.10 will have close ties to Amazon Web services. Plus, RightScale and Turnkey Linux are pushing Ubuntu and Ubuntu software appliances into cloud services.
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