To provide a more up to date desktop linux experience UMIACS provides support for Ubuntu LTS (long-term support) releases. We will only be supporting LTS releases as there is a large amount of work that goes into testing the auto installer and supporting the more cutting edge Ubuntu releases.
Previous Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) releases are supported for 3 years on the desktop and 5 years on the server. Starting with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, LTS releases will be supported for 5 years on both the desktop and the server.
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise) - End of life date: April 2017
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty)- End of life date: April 2019
- Users have the ability to install software from blessed repositories without staff intervention.
- More bleeding edge desktop software experience than our RHEL offerings.
Besides being able to install software from the blessed Ubuntu universes we provide only our binary software common tree in Ubuntu Precise 12.04 LTS. This is analogus to the traditional software found in /opt but is now found in /opt/common. The software includes Matlab, Mathematica, Compilers, etc. Also, please see UbuntuSoftwareCenter
Please see the UNIX section in our LocalDataStorage article.