January 14, 2013 - by Jasun Wurster
Bacon and Eggs. French fries and ketchup. Peas and carrots. Joyent and Linux.
These are just some of the pairs that jump to mind when you ask us to think of “great partnerships.” If it’s not immediately obvious to you why Joyent and Linux is like Mac and Cheese, allow us to enlighten you.
We’ve just updated Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 6.0.6 to make Joyent an even sweeter ride for Linux users. Highlights of Joyent’s version 2.3.1 include Joyent GPG signed Debian and Ubuntu repos that offer secure Joyent updates and being able to set hostnames via CloudAPI using Mdata.
More good news: It costs just 3 cents for an hour’s ride on a 512MB system, so if you’re ready to test out these new capabilities, go ahead and provision a new Joyent 2.3.1 dataset for Debian or Ubuntu now... or right after you read a little about what we’ve done for you in the 2.3.1 version.
Here goes! We have:
Added some performance and security enhancements:
Made it easier for you to use Joyent additions by:
Done some fine-tuning and polishing:
As always, plentiful resources for you learn more and get help when you need it:
So there you have it. You may now deposit 3 cents and start your test drive.*
* Joyent recommends that you always use a seat belt when operating a SmartMachine, drink responsibly when administering a system and we accept responsibility for our systems being the best in the Cloud.