I believe we’re about to see Ubuntu reach another tipping point, this time on the server. While thousands — perhaps, millions? — of users discover Ubuntu desktops, the Linux operating system is beginning to gain traction on servers as well.
The latest example: System76 Inc., a small but well-respected Ubuntu PC supplier, has announced a line of systems certified for Ubuntu 7.10 Server Edition. You can find more info about the rack-mount servers at http://system76.com/servers.
This isn’t an isolated event. It’s safe to expect some big name companies to evangelize Ubuntu servers sometime this year — especially as Ubuntu 8.04 (code named Hardy Heron) approaches its April 2008 release. Continue reading