Canonical 推出 Ubuntu Pro

Canonical 推出了 Ubuntu Pro,個人用戶以及小型商業用戶可以免費安裝在五台機器上使用:「Canonical launches free personal Ubuntu Pro subscriptions for up to five machines」。

這次是 public beta,這代表進到正式版本的時候也許還會有變化:

Ubuntu Pro, the expanded security maintenance and compliance subscription, is now offered in public beta for data centres and workstations.

這次推出的 Ubuntu Pro 看起來包括了 ESM (但這邊沒有提到 ESM,而是提到了十年的安全更新);除了 ESM 以外,包括了更多 package 的安全更新,一併提供十年:

Ubuntu Pro (currently in public beta) expands our famous ten-year security coverage to an additional 23,000 packages beyond the main operating system.

Including Ansible, Apache Tomcat, Apache Zookeeper, Docker, Drupal, Nagios, Node.js, phpMyAdmin, Puppet, PowerDNS, Python 2, Redis, Rust, WordPress, and many more...

不過看起來的確就是將 ESM 擴大,這點在 Ubuntu Pro 的價錢的頁面上「Ubuntu Pro | plans and pricing」可以看到有提到 ESM。

但要注意 14.04 雖然有 ESM (照時程表算的話會支援到 2024 年),卻不在這次 Ubuntu Pro 提供的範圍,這次推出的 Ubuntu Pro 是 16.04 以及之後的版本才有:

Ubuntu Pro is available for every Ubuntu LTS from 16.04 LTS. It is already in production for large-scale customers offering global services.

然後本來的 Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure 這條產品線改名為 Ubuntu Pro (Infra-only):

Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure is now rebranded to Ubuntu Pro (Infra-only). The features and price have not changed.

目前手上沒有 16.04 的機器,等明年 2023 看看 18.04 的機器有沒有換到 20.04/22.04,如果沒有的話也許可以來玩看看...

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