Ubuntu 11.10 – Oneiric Ocelot

October 14, 2011 2:34 pm

Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” (release notes) is now available for deployment in the Linode Manager. For help getting started with deploying a distribution, we’ve written a deployment guide that will prove useful. If you wish to upgrade from an older distribution, we’ve written a guide for that process as well.

Canonical, as always, will support Ubuntu 11.10 for only 18 months. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS remains available in the Linode Manager, which will be supported by the developers until April 2015.

6 Responses

  1. Thank you very much Linode. As always, you rock.

  2. Ocelot for the win

  3. Thanks guys. I will need to update my Linode now to new ubuntu!

    More work for me then!

  4. Hey,

    Can we also have Scientific Linux added to the distro list? CentOS has been having issues lately, and SL is backed by Fermilab and CERN, so it’s not likely to go away anytime soon.

    Thanks!

  5. Well, time to upgrade

  6. Good for those who like to be on the bleeding edge. At Flatmate Rooms we use long term support (LTS) releases for deployment.

    We have some servers on “in-between releases” and 18 months is just too short a timeframe for availability of patches. If the only reason for upgrade is availability of newer versions of packages, sometimes it’s just better to compile those from source. However like I said, it’s good for development and being able to give Canonical devs feedback. Being on LTS will let you have a stable supported system that will have critical package upgrades available for longer.

    Another thing we use on different VPS platform is Landscape from Canonical, which is a commercial offering I thoroughly recommend to business users who aren’t on Linode or who have desktops to keep an eye on as well. Great thing about Linode is that many of the Canonical’s Landscape features are built in to the admin interface, although I ‘d like to see more of them with the same levels of polish.

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