In this Hands-on Labs session, we’re going to use the Linux Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) release. Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx, is the platform of choice for anybody who intends to build and deploy large-scale infrastructure, whether you're trying to build the next Facebook, or the next Google, or the next eBay. If you want to start on [Amazon's cloud-platform] EC2 and migrate to your own managed private cloud, Ubuntu 10.04 is going to be the platform for you. Lucid Lynx will be the third long-term support (LTS) release by Ubuntu. LTS releases arrive bi-annually and are supported for three years on desktops and five years for servers.