Canonical will today (April 21st) launch version 16.04 of its Ubuntu Linux distribution, Xenial Xerus, the new long-term-support version of project.
As the name suggests, long-term support versions of Ubuntu get long-term support, a guaranteed five years from today to be precise. The Xenial Xerus will therefore be fed, watered and de-loused for years to come, making them a fine platform for serious endeavours.
Canonical thinks the Xerus are ideal for cloudy, containerised computing. ZFS is pitched as of several features that make the distribution ideal for such roles. The LXD hypervisor is central to Canonical’s containerisation ambitions, as it offers greater speed and density for guests and therefore makes the containers-inside-lightweight-VMs play possible. The inclusion of Ceph adds scale for storage, which helps Ubuntu to take on weightier tasks with or without OpenStack.
So far, so good. But of course no less an entity than GNU daddy Richard Stallmanthinks Canonical is violating the GNU GPL because you can’t blend GPL code and non-GPL code. The Software Freedom Conservancyagrees has form funding court actions that test the GPL, as the case involingVMwareindindicates.
The Xerus may be in for a rough childhood.
Another controversial inclusion is the systemd boot loader, code sohated developers have welded Ubuntu to FreeDSB to avoid it. systemd is probably a sideshow this time around.
We’ve alreadyreviewed the most recent beta of Ubuntu 16.04 and our very own Scott Gilbertson reckons it’s a welcome release that balances the need for stability while adding important new features, but may frustrate those looking for cutting edge enhancements.
Download it and find out for yourself it he’s right. ®
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