Linux Mint and AYKsolutions Sign Partnership
Article by George Norman
On 11 Jul 2011
Lead Linux Mint Developer Clem Lefebvre announced this weekend, on Saturday to be more precise, that Linux Mint and AYKsolutions have entered a partnership. What does this mean for Linux Mint? It means that as a Linux Mint sponsor (the third largest Linux Mint sponsor as a matter of fact), AYK Solutions provides Linux Mint the bandwidth it needs for its repositories.

AYKsolutions put two servers at Linux Mint’s disposal, both of them located in Denver. One hosts the Linux Mint repositories and has 100Mbps unmetered bandwidth, the other hosts Debian Testing repositories used by LMDE and has 1Gbps unmetered bandwidth.

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Clem Lefebvre explained that after experiencing some problems and downtime with the Linux Mint repositories, the Linux Mint team started looking for additional bandwidth. The team got a server from AYKsolutions and used it alongside their existing German server. “We were surprised with the performance it delivered and the fact that it could cope with our growing user base without any problems, so in time it became the main server for our repositories,” said Lefebvre.

Then, when coming up with LMDE’s new update mechanism, the Linux Mint team focused on delivering bandwidth and making sure that everyone could use Linux Mint’s servers instead of the Debian servers. So once again, Linux Mint turned to AYKsolutions for help and acquired a new server. “So far we’ve been really happy with it,” said Lefebvre.

In related Linux Mint news, on the 28h of June, the same Clem Lefebvre announced the release of Linux Mint 11 LXDE RC (Release Candidate). The operating system is available for download as a 32-bit ISO here (additional download links are available on the Linux Mint site here). A detailed presentation of the new bits and pieces Linux Mint 11 LXDE RC has to offer is available here.



Tags: Linux, Linux Mint, AYKsolutions
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