Canonical Pursues Enterprise Customers with LTS Change

Canonical’s commitment to longterm support for Ubuntu just got longer, with businesses running Ubuntu on their desktops targeted as the chief beneficiaries. Here’s the scoop and what it says about Canonical’s strategy.

In a recent announcement, Canonical reported that Ubuntu 12.04, the next longterm support (LTS) version of the operating system and slated for release in April 2012, will receive official hardware-compatibility updates for two years and other updates for an additional three. Previously, desktop LTS versions of Ubuntu were supported only for three years, and non-LTS releases for one and a half years.

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