What Is Ubuntu Easy Business Server (UEBS)?
Alan Pope, one of WorksWithU’s contributing bloggers, mentioned a potential Ubuntu Easy Business Server strategy in his Sept. 30 blog entry. Frankly, I wasn’t familiar with UEBS. I reached out to Gerry Carr, a marketing manager at Canonical, to see if the company ever intends to bring UEBS to market. Here’s a look at Carr’s thoughts on the subject.
Basically, I asked Carr:
What ever happened to the UEBS project? Was it ever really a project? Or just a concept for future Ubuntu Server Edition features?
Carr’s timely reply:
Here are the records for UEBS
It doesn’t appear to have been a project that got much momentum behind it, reading it, and certainly it never bubbled up to me.
We made a decision some time not to focus on GUI and webmin tools but rather on the enterprise tools and security that businesses need to do serious development, testing and deployment. And we try to align thatwith the appropriate server h/w that our partners have.
That said, I have no doubt that community-driven or perhapspartner-driven projects will grow which will develop these tools forUbuntu and will make it fit for that purpose. It would be far moredifficult if the product lacked the underlying technologies and features and that is what we are trying to focus the server project on right now.
The Works with U figures [referring to the WorksWithU 1000 survey – Ed] seem to indicate that for at least a certain type of user the product works well today as a single or two box server.
Thanks for the perspective, Gerry.