|Dell features Ubuntu in Laptops & Netbooks|
Microsoft announced the launch of its tablets and the same day Dell has decided to launch personal computers in India with Ubuntu, Linux based open source. Dell India along with Canonical Ltd. Has decided to sell personal computers based on Ubuntu.
Canonical Ltd, sponsor of Ubuntu software project said that it has entered into an agreement with Dell to sell PCs loaded with Ubuntu. Ubuntu will be loaded only on Dell laptops and netbooks. From June 21, Dell Inspiron 14R and 15R will be available with preloaded Ubuntu. Other models are scheduled for release later in the year 2012, said Canonical CEO Jane Silber.
Jane Silber also added that PCs loaded with Ubuntu will be sold in 850 retail outlets in India. She also added that the deal is part of company’s strategy to increase penetration in India market.
Silber said “Our focus is to build private cloud computing system for business houses in India. There is huge opportunity for companies to reduce their cost by deploying Ubuntu by replacing their proprietary OS,”.
The main advantage of Ubuntu it is relatively stable, much faster, virus-free and very similar to Apple’s Unix based OS. Ubuntu is based on the Debian Linux distribution. The main thing about Ubuntu is that all bugs are fixed by a community of coders and developers.