Welcome to the Jaunty Jackalope edition of Ubuntu Server, a special edition of the Ubuntu Linux operating system that can be used to transform any computer into a dedicated web, mail, LAMP, DNS, OpenSSH, print or file server.
Supported platforms and availability
Ubuntu Server 9.04 was officially announced by Canonical on April 23, 2009 and supported until October 23, 2010. It can be downloaded as CD-size ISO images for the 64-bit (amd64) and 32-bit (i386) instruction set architectures.
Keep in mind thought, that you'll have to burn the ISO images to CD discs or write them to USB flash drives in order to boot them from the BIOS of a computer. It is also possible to install this edition over the network using the Ubuntu Netboot product.
The ISO image uses a standard boot loaded that allows the user to install the operating system on a local disk, rescue a broken system, boot an existing OS from the first drive, test the computer's memory for errors, as well as to check the integrity of the bootable medium (only if using a CD media).
Installing Ubuntu as a server
As you might know, this is not a live environment, which means that you will have to install the entire operating system on your computer. The text-mode installer will require you to choose a language and location, configure the keyboard and network, set up the timezone, partition the disk with LVM and/or encryption, create a user, configure the package manager, select and install software.
As mentioned, Ubuntu Server can turn any machine into a dedicated DNS server, LAMP server, Mail server, OpenSSH server, Print server, Samba file server, Tomcat Java server, or Virtual Machine host. A PostgreSQL database can also be installed, as well as to manually select the packages that you want to install.
In conclusion, Ubuntu Server 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) proved to be a very stable, reliable and powerful server system based on the latest Debian technologies. This verison is no longer supported by Canonical and has been archived for historical purposes only.