Ubuntu 11.10 will support ARM processors to take on Red Hat
Posted on: 10/10/2011 05:52 PM

The Inquirer posted a story that Canonical has said that Ubuntu 11.10 will be the first to support both x86 and ARM architectures.

Ubuntu 11.10 will support ARM processors to take on Red Hat


While Canonical has enjoyed considerable success on the desktop with Ubuntu, in the server market it is still behind rivals such as Red Hat and Suse with community led efforts such as Debian and CentOS also proving popular. However Canonical hopes to steal a march on all of its Linux competitors by announcing ARM support in Ubuntu Server 11.10.

Mark Baker, server product manager at Canonical, told The INQUIRER that the company's decision to deploy ARM processor support is part of the firm's desire to build awareness for long term support for the architecture. The idea is that when servers with ARM-based chips start entering the market, system administrator and management will look at Ubuntu and see support in several releases.



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