October 2008 Archives

The big news in the Ubuntu community today is that Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex has been released right on schedule:


If you’d like to take it for a spin on EC2, brand new AMIs are available for 32-bit and 64-bit instances in both base install and desktop flavors.

You can find the latest AMIs for all Ubuntu releases on the following site with links to the public AMI documents on Amazon:


Ubuntu 8.10 is not an LTS (long term support release). It will be supported for 18 months. If you would like a bit more longevity, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy) still has 4.5 years of life left in the server edition and is available from the same sites above.

A new and final update has been released today for the Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty AMI on


Since Ubuntu 7.04 has reached its end-of-life (see forwarded attachment) there will be no further updates to the Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty base install AMI.

Anybody who might have been using the Feisty AMI series should have moved on by now to either the Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy or 8.04 Hardy AMIs.

Please note: Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy will reach its end-of-life in 6 months during which time everybody using that release should be upgrading to 8.04 Hardy.

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy is LTS. The LTS versions of Ubuntu receive long- term support: 3 years for desktop versions and 5 years for server versions.

Ubuntu AMIs

Ubuntu AMIs for EC2: