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Canonical prepares for a Sunday Ubuntu

Canonical has pre-announced the release of the desktop, netbook and server versions of Linux distribution Ubuntu 10.10 for Sunday 10th of October (10/10/10). Of particular note are the enhancements to the server edition of 10.10 which focus on cloud deployment.

Alongside the upgraded Linux kernel are more boot time configuration options and the ability to run AMI (Amazon Machine Images) in a local KVM-virtualised machine. This allows users to configure and test Ubuntu instances before they are sent into Amazon’s chargeable cloud. Another deployment enhancement is an improved version of “CloudInit” which lets users of Ubuntu on the cloud set default locales, hostnames, SSH keys and mount points and configure custom commands and scripts to run at start-up or on reboot.

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