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Ubuntu Desktop Business Remix

The Ubuntu Desktop Business Remix (Figure 9-9), which launched during the 12.04 release cycle to be a starting point for large-scale corporate desktop deployments, was inspired by a review of common changes made by IT departments deploying Ubuntu on that scale. As a result of that review, a common set of standards was formed and became the basis for this remix.

Figure 9-9. Ubuntu Cloud infrastructure

The remix retains all the goodness of Ubuntu and is compatible with all Ubuntu-certified hardware, apps, and tools. What is different is the addition of business-focused tools from the standard Ubuntu and partner archives and removal of the home-user-oriented apps. The remix contains no modified or enhanced package, and it gets its security updates from the same place as standard Ubuntu. The remix is meant to be a convenient starting point that includes many of the common changes made by IT administrators who deploy Ubuntu in a corporate setting.

The first release of this remix contains the Adobe Flash plug-in, VMware View, and the OpenJDK 6 Java runtime environment. The social networking and file-sharing applications, games, and development/sysadmin tools have been removed.

At the time of publication, this remix is for 32-bit x86 machines, English-only, and installation images are available now for free download with registration at www.ubuntu.com/business/desktop/remix.

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