Linux News Today: Ubuntu Linux Vagrant Images Pass the 10 Million Download Mark, Says Canonical
On January 5, Canonical’s Jorge O. Castro was proud to announce that the Ubuntu Linux Vagrant images passed the 10 million download mark at the beginning of 2016.
Vagrant is one of the most popular DevOps software pieces designed from the ground up to let developers manage virtual machines on their notebooks with ease, while making use of the same libraries that are available on their server operating system.
No matter if you’re using Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows, Vagrant helps you easily and quickly start developing your projects by using your favorite editor and tools on your laptop computer, saving your data to the Vagrant scratch space and Vagrantbox.
“Today we’re proud to announce that the Ubuntu Vagrant images have passed the 10 million download mark. If you look at the download statistics, out of the top 10 Vagrant boxes in use, 8 out of 10 of them are Ubuntu or based on Ubuntu,” said Jorge O. Castro, Juju Ecosystem Team at Canonical.
Getting started with Vagrant on Ubuntu
Because of the demand for official Vagrant images on Ubuntu Linux, the world’s most popular operating system for public clouds, Canonical decided to take a more proactive approach to provide its users with a powerful Vagrant experience, mostly thanks to HashiCorp’s Atlas.
Ubuntu is now running on 65% of the OpenStack-powered private clouds, and Vagrant images have become more popular than ever in the last year. Therefore, today Canonical wants you to celebrate the 10 million download mark for Ubuntu Vagrant images.
To get started with Vagrant boxes on Ubuntu Linux, go to https://atlas.hashicorp.com/ubuntu. There you can also find the brand new Juju developer box, which provides developers with a full-featured and service-oriented modelling environment.
An installed instance of Vagrant can also be activated on your Ubuntu box by running the “vagrant init ubuntu/trusty64; vagrant up –provider virtualbox” command (without quotes) in a terminal emulator. More details can be found in the press release attached below.