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Canonical remixes Ubuntu for business

Canonical has today release a new corporate-focussed version of Ubuntu that pre-installs business software, just in time for the build up to Ubuntu 12.04…

Canonical announced today that their latest “Remix” has been released, Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix. Its main focus is to offer more business orientated software out of the box, while also removing unnecessary games, media players, and sysadmin tools.

“This remix takes the most common changes we’ve observed among institutional users and bundles them into one CD which can be installed directly or used as a basis for further customization.” wrote Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, on his blog.

Mark was also keen to address any fears over exclusivity, “Everything in the remix is available from the standard Software Centre. Packages out, packages in. No secret sauce for customers only; we’re not creating a RHEL, we already have an enterprise-quality release cadence called LTS and we like it just the way it is.”

The release is currently based on 11.10, and you will need to register if you plan to use it. This remix comes just in time to be tested before it’s implemented into 12.04, which as an LTS release is expected to be adopted by businesses over other releases.