Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS: OS with Long Term Support launched for 1&1 customers
Coinciding with its official release date, starting last week 1&1 offers its customers the new LTS version of Ubuntu Server. The new Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (Codename “Precise Pangolin”) is offered for customers operating a 1&1 Dedicated Server or 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server.
LTS in the OS’s name means it is a long time supported version. Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS offers the user updates for an extended period of five years, which is much longer than the standard 18 months offered by previous versions. This way, 1&1 server customers who choose the new Ubuntu version benefit from its high level of performance, security and stability until at least 2017. New Ubuntu versions are released regularly every six months. LTS versions are released every two years.
In addition to the long term support, the new release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS offers 1&1 customers plenty of new features including a revised Linux-Kernel in the latest Version 3.2.6, the latest software tools, and many other improvements for professional server usage. In 1&1’s offer, Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS supplements Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, which is still offered. The new Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS can be installed free of charge using the 1&1 Control Panel.