We are now offering Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on our Linux VPS servers.
Ubuntu 10.04 is an LTS (long term support) release, which means that there will be security updates made available for a longer period of time than you would get with a non-LTS version.
You can read more about how Ubuntu handles release cycles here.
Ubuntu is a very flexible operating system and is perfect for anyone who wants to run a variety of services on a LAMP system.
For example, you could run:
- email servers
- database servers
- development servers
If you want to play around with a variety of open source technologies a recent release, such as Lucid Lynx is ideal.
UPDATE: Just for a laugh I got an output of the exact version information from a VPS running Ubuntu so you can see it:
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
NB: You CANNOT run Plesk on an Ubuntu VPS.