August 10, 2006 - eRacks offers ready-to-run Ubuntu desktops and servers.

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  eRacks offers ready-to-run Ubuntu desktops and servers.

August 10, 2006

Orange, CA -

Ubuntu Linux is growing rapidly in popularity, reports eRacks Open Source Systems, where Ubuntu and other OSes are configured-to-order on computer servers and workstations.

Linux is an open source, freely-licensed, collaboratively-developed operating system, offering perpetual upgrades and world-wide support. These ideals dovetail with eRacks' mission of enabling their customers to maintain complete control of their own business infrastructure and not be governed by licensing restrictions and third-party proprietary lock-in. Ubuntu and other varieties of Linux come with a suite of free (libre) open source software including email, office and even graphics applications.

Ubuntu, whose tagline is 'Linux for Human Beings', strongly focuses on usability. It is derived from Debian Linux, inheriting its convenient update methods of synaptic and apt-get. Other Ubuntu distributions include Edubuntu aimed at school use, Kubuntu based on KDE (K Desktop Environment), and Xubuntu using Xfce Desktop for low-end systems and thin-clients. The Ubuntu Server is secure by default, has no open ports after installation, and contains only essential server software. eRacks offers customization in software installations, and can install the Server Edition, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu, as well as bleeding-edge or legacy versions. eRacks also takes advantage of Ubuntu's multiverse repository to install hardware drivers and software such as Java, Flash, and Real Audio on request.

A new version of Ubuntu is released every six months, and has security update support for minimally 18 months, to 5 years for some versions such as Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server (long term support). Because of its rapidly growing popularity, the Ubuntu community is strong, and resources can be easily found. Canonical Ltd, the lead sponsors of Ubuntu, offers commercial enterprise-class support. Ubuntu web forums and IRC channels exist in many countries, and a searchable wiki dedicated to Ubuntu is found at Along with the computer hardware, eRacks Open Source Systems also offers software consulting, network configuration, as well as open source enterprise migration planning.

Customized installations and build-to-order are eRacks' specialty. eRacks is well-known for "quietized" systems, used in hospitals, recording studios, and other noise-sensitive environments. eRacks is dedicated to provide organizations with full control of their own business infrastructure, by providing proven high-quality open source solutions including Ubuntu Linux.

About eRacks:
eRacks Open Source System is the premier provider of open source solutions and features its own rackmount servers, desktops and laptops as well as a wide array of services including open source enterprise migration, security, and network architecture design. eRacks offers a wide choice of operating systems and open source application configured on its products, ensuring hardware compatibility and saving the customer valuable time in installation and configuration.

For more information contact:

eRacks Open Source Systems
phone: +714 532-5322

For more information on Ubuntu:
1. Ubuntu Home:
2. Searchable Ubuntu Wiki:
3. Planet Ubuntu: - Ubuntu developers' blog
4. Ubuntu-specific enterprise-level support by Ubuntu developers: