Ubuntu-Powered Dells Coming to 850 Retail Outlets in India
Article by George Norman
On 20 Jun 2012
Canonical, the Mark Shuttleworth-founded company behind Ubuntu and other open-source projects, announced earlier this week that Dell laptops powered by the aforementioned Ubuntu operating system will be sold in 850 retail outlets across India.

“With Ubuntu, these machines offer our customers a compelling mobile or in-home computing proposition, with the benefit of Dell quality and security. I am confident that they will prove attractive to both home and business users,” said Sameer Garde, President, Dell India.

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Dell is already the number one manufacturer in India and as the demand for mobile computer increases, so does Dell’s position on the market. By choosing Ubuntu to power its laptops, Dell is offering its customers a flexible, full-featured and legal alternative to proprietary software.

Ubuntu comes with a user friendly interface, the Ubuntu Music Store service, Ubuntu One cloud storage, and with a nice selection of applications included by default. Access to more applications, from games and social media to business productivity and scientific research tools, is easily provided via the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Dell customers who purchase a Ubuntu-powered laptop will get a computer powered by a properly good, easy to use, and feature-rich operating system. Millions of satisfied Ubuntu users across the world attest the OS is a very good choice and a very nice alternative to other operating systems.

As mentioned above, Ubuntu-powered Dell laptops will be sold in 850 retail outlets in India. These outlets will display Ubuntu-branded marketing collateral in-store and trained staff will be on hand to explain the advantages of using the Ubuntu operating system.

“A founding principle of Ubuntu is to make computing more accessible,” said Canonical CEO Jane Silber at the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network' event in New Delhi. “By working with Dell to bring these machines to market, we’re providing millions of people with the opportunity of an affordable, high-quality computing experience - in some cases, for the first time.”




Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Canonical, Dell, laptop, India
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