In this new age of virtualization it only seemed fit to announce that a slimmed down Ubuntu Server OS that is optimized for VMware is soon to be released. The news was published yesterday on “The Console”, VMware’s Executive Blog.
I’m very excited to note that Ubuntu will soon ship Ubuntu JeOS, a slimmed down Ubuntu Server OS that is optimized for VMware virtual appliances. Besides their JeOS being small and optimized for VMware, Ubuntu’s kinder and gentler distribution terms will be very appealing to ISVs who want to distribute Virtual Appliances. I applaud the folks at Canonical for taking the lead on providing an OS optimized for virtual appliances.
Let’s see what Microsoft and the others does to fight back to regain their market shares.