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.

Sponsored Links

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
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 30 Sep 2016
Back in July, Avast announced that it wants to purchase rival security company AVG for $1.3 billion. The acquisition went through all the requirements and is now complete.
By George Norman on 30 Sep 2016
What’s better than an action-packed shooter video game? An action-packed shooter video game that you can get for cheap, at half the original price.
Related News
By George Norman on 07 Apr 2016
Since Linux doesn’t make the news as often as Windows and OS X, you might be tempted to think that Ubuntu, a Debian-based Linux operating system, isn’t that popular. Well, you would be wrong.
By George Norman on 12 May 2016
You’re on your laptop, surfing the web and enjoying yourself. But wouldn’t you know it, right when you’re having the most fun, the battery runs out. Now you have to cut your browsing session short because the stupid battery is all out of juice. Or do you?
By George Norman on 26 Jul 2016
Discontinued, shut down, retired, end of life, end of support, sunsetting. No matter what you want to call it, the simple fact of the matter is that these products got the axe.
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Linux Mint and AYKsolutions Sign Partnership
HTML Linking Code