Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released On April 21th. Canonical launch version 16.04 of its Ubuntu Linux distribution, Xenial Xerus, the new long-term-support version of the project. As the name suggests, long-term support versions of Ubuntu get, long-term support, a guaranteed 5 years from April 21th. to be precise.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be supported for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, and Ubuntu Kylin. All other flavours will be supported for 3 years.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS adds new “snap” application package format, enabling further convergence across IOT, mobile and desktop. A world class cloud and container computing platform and much more.
What some of customers and partners said about it.
Mozilla. We strive to offer users a great experience and make Firefox available across many platforms, devices and operating systems. We are proud to be the default browser and partner of choice for Ubuntu. Thanks to the introduction of snap into Ubuntu, we are able to continually optimize Firefox, providing users the most up-to-date features.” Said Nick Nguyen. Vice President of Product, Firefox at Mozilla.
Sky. The Long Term support model Canonical offers with Ubuntu 16.04 and Mitaka really fits in with the needs of Sky as we continue to build out our Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud to deliver the most innovative media services available today.” Said Matt Smith, Cloud Platforms Manager,Sky. “We can’t wait to start testing and deploying 16.04 with ZFS and LXD as we are confident it will help us transform our business.
Microsoft. Our relationship with Canonical showcases our deep commitment to customer choice and flexibility for cloud workloads. With Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, customers can take advantage of the powerful combination of Canonical’s latest release of Ubuntu with Microsoft Azure.” Said Scott Guthrie. Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise division.
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