September 2004: Ubuntu 4.10 Preview launched to rave reviews. By all accounts, it was a smashing desktop... But deep underneath lay the foundations of a server powerhouse, waiting to be unleashed.
April 2005: Ubuntu 5.04 ships with an minimal server profile option on the installation CD. A growing number of server administrators are realising the unique combination of benefits provided by the Ubuntu commitment and community - 6 month release cycles, 18 month support cycles, timely and reliable security updates, a rock solid server platform and mountains of systems administration experience in the Ubuntu and Debian communities.
October 2005: Ubuntu 5.10 ships with a dedicated server installation CD, containing the minimal default server profile, and a ready-to-go selection of the popular Open Source server applications supported by the Ubuntu team. Already popular for edge services such as web, mail, database and firewalls, Ubuntu picks up interest in the High Performance Computing community. IBM's DB2 is certified on Ubuntu, signifying its entry into the enterprise database platform market.
December 2005: The Ubuntu Server Team is established to pursue short term, high impact goals for the Ubuntu 6.04 release, such as server hardware testing and kernel quality assurance. Plans are laid for future developments in "Just Works" server setup and operation.
Ubuntu 5.10 Server Downloads: http://releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/5.10/
Dapper Drake Server Daily Builds: http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/daily/current/
Team Page: https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-server/
#ubuntu-server on irc.freenode.net
- The Ubuntu Server Team