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  • Google + Canonical Bring Ubuntu Pro To Google Cloud

    Phoronix: Google + Canonical Bring Ubuntu Pro To Google Cloud

    At the end of 2019 "Ubuntu Pro" was announced as Ubuntu for Amazon's EC2 cloud with ten years of package updates/security, kernel livepatching, Canonical Landscape integration, and more. Google and Canonical are announcing today that Ubuntu Pro is now coming to Google Cloud...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...r-Google-Cloud

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    Bravo Canonical!

    Even though You are just a tiny fraction of the RedHat + IBM mafia, You're really giving them a run for their US military-industrial complex money!

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    • #3
      Ten years is such a long time for software. It's incredible to have that kind of support.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by krzyzowiec View Post
        Ten years is such a long time for software. It's incredible to have that kind of support.
        It is a long time. I think the industry is waking up to the fact that many installations are in an appliance-like role, where they will be expected to operate for many years. Heck, we have big banks using ATM machines still running Windows XP. Shifting IT priorities and budgets means many shops are perpetually in crisis mode, tackling the challenges of the day, while pushing major hardware and OS upgrades out. In the 90's and 2000's, it was common to replace Windows machines every 3 years or so, but then the more expensive UNIX and Mainframe equipment only every 7 to 10 years. Linux has steadily eaten away UNIX marketshare, so it stands to reason that many Linux servers are on a much longer support timeline than you might expect.

        As a data point, my employer bought PA-RISC/HP-UX machines in 1999. They replaced them 9 years later, in 2008 with Itanium/HP-UX servers. Then after another 9 years, the Itanium/HP-UX equipment was replaced in 2017 with AMD64/RHEL servers.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by krzyzowiec View Post
          Ten years is such a long time for software. It's incredible to have that kind of support.
          10 years are not long enough for some projects, apparently

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          • #6
            Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
            Heck, we have big banks using ATM machines still running Windows XP.
            I'll raise you OS/2
            Last edited by vegabook; 14 June 2021, 07:09 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Linuxxx View Post
              Bravo Canonical!

              Even though You are just a tiny fraction of the RedHat + IBM mafia, You're really giving them a run for their US military-industrial complex money!
              If you are a troll, you should do better than this. For example: "Red pill! Micro$$$$$oft forces Ubuntu to upload all your data to Google Cloud which discloses them to the NSA and uses them to rig elections that Trump wins BY A LOT!!!"

              If you aren't, well... I dunno, maybe there could still be some hope for you?

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