Download: ISV Datasheet: Ubuntu Desktop Edition 10.04 LTS

What is an LTS? Ubuntu is well known for its six-month release cycle. With free security updates over an 18-month period, this regular and rapid release timetable allows for the … .. latest innovations to be brought to users quickly. However, in some cases, our users and partners need a longer release cycle to help them make plans for the future. That’s why Ubuntu is also available as a long-term support (LTS) version, which is released every two years. LTS releases are supported for three years on the desktop and for five …

Why should an ISV consider Ubuntu 10.04 LTS? With over 10 million users worldwide, Ubuntu is commonly regarded as the most popular Linux desktop operating system. For most independent software vendors (ISVs), access to the Ubuntu userbase represents untapped potential. Ubuntu has gained its growing reputation by distributing the best of open-source applications, supporting the most popular and up-to-date technologies and making them accessible and easy to use. But as its user base grows and becomes more diverse, so too do the demands for non open-source software. That’s where ISVs come in. LTS releases are the most popular versions in terms of overall users and are the versions most frequently found in larger-scale commercial deployments. This makes Ubuntu 10.04 LTS a solid choice of platform for your consumer or business applications. LTS offers ISVs a longer payback period and means that vendors can choose between updating with each six- month release or staying on the two-year LTS path…. . Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Canonical and their associated logos are the registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. Any information referred to in this document may change without notice and Canonical will not be held responsible for any such changes. Benefits of making your application available on Ubuntu • Over 10 million desktop, notebook and netbook users worldwide • Work with Canonical on joint opportunities for larger deployments • Potential reseller opportunities with Ubuntu personal computer original equipment manufacturer (PC OEM) partners • Applications are delivered straight to the user’s desktop • Application updates available through the Ubuntu update system • Canonical certification • Manage multiple software licence types • No-charge, paid-for and trial software are all catered for • Consumer and business market opportunities • LTS provides a longer pay-back period Making your software available to Ubuntu users Canonical has significantly simplified the process of making software available for Ubuntu. Now that an application must pass established validation guidelines, users can install new technologies with confidence. An application must pass as either ‘compatible’ or ‘certified’. Compatible The vendor self-certifies that the application is available for Ubuntu, works on the Ubuntu platform and is supported by the vendor on the platform. Compatible status can only be conferred to members of the Canonical partner channel. Certified Canonical specifies that the application is packaged for Ubuntu and follows the appropriate standards. Canonical provides the application inspection service for free…

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