Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Updates Take Canonical Beyond the Desktop

In little more than a month, the latest release of Ubuntu, 12.04 LTS, will be upon us. As we’ve already noted, it brings a lot of new features to the desktop. But since PCs are only a fraction of the Ubuntu universe, we’d be remiss not to take stock of the updates that 12.04 will usher in on servers, the cloud and beyond. Here’s a look.

If you’re in search of radical change, of course, Ubuntu 12.04 is not the place to find it. As an LTS release, this latest version of the operating system promises polish and enhancements to software that already exists more than the introduction of new features. Although the desktop version of Precise will usher in a surprising number of changes, other variants of the release are predictably more conservative on the feature front.

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