• Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix gets 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' update

    With the move to 'Precise Pangolin,' Canonical's business-focused Linux OS gains several new productivity features

    Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix, launched by Canonical back in February and based on Ubuntu Linux 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot', has now received a major update to version 12.04 'Precise Pangolin'.

    “Designed for corporate and government organisations evaluating Ubuntu for their desktop infrastructure, the Business Desktop Remix is a simple base image that can be deployed into your corporate environment or used as a starting point for further customisation,” said Canonical Product Manager Gary Ekker.

    The new software is now based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and it brings several new business-oriented features along with it. Here's a quick overview of some of the business functionality you can expect.

    New productivity features
    In creating its Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix, Canonical essentially strips out some of the more consumer-focused applications found in the standard Ubuntu Linux while adding elements commonly used by many corporate users.

    “To save time in deployment, we’ve removed games, social networking programs, file sharing apps, and technical tools,” Ekker explained.

    Instead, in their place are tools including VMware View, the Adobe Flash Plugin, and the OpenJDK 6 Java runtime environment.

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