News: Linux Top 3: Google Chooses Debian, Ubuntu Installer and GNOME's Bugzilla

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on May 14, 2013 9:53 PM EDT
LinuxPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner
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Barely a week after the big Debian Wheezy release and Google is already making a big move in its direction. The Google Compute Engine (aka Google's Cloud) is moving to Debian. "For fast performance and to reduce bandwidth costs, Google is hosting a Debian package mirror for use by Google Compute Engine Debian instances," Jimmy Kaplowitz, Site Reliability Engineer and Debian developer, wrote in a blog post. "We are continually evaluating other operating systems that we can enable with Compute Engine. However, going forward, Debian will be the default image type for Compute Engine." Google's own Goobuntu distribution which is used on internal desktop's is based on Ubuntu.

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