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Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Will Use Eucalyptus for Your Own Cloud Computing Solution

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Mark Shuttleworth announced last Friday that Ubuntu 9.10 will be named Karmic Koala, and also presented what we should expect from the future version of Ubuntu:

  • the desktop version will have a new look (more beautiful)

  • on the server side as everybody these days Ubuntu’s future will be targeting the “cloud”. They will have official supported Ubuntu Amazon EC2 AMIs, as ready-to-run appliances.  Also they will support the open source project Eucalyptus that enables you to create an EC2-style cloud using your own hardware. Eucalyptus, will be included in ubuntu repos allowing users to build and manage private clouds more easily.

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