Canonical’s Two Most Important Ubuntu Partners

A blog entry over on ZDnet makes the case that Amazon.com and Dell are Canonical’s two most important Ubuntu partners. I firmly agree. Here’s why.

Dell’s support of Ubuntu was a key reason why we launched WorksWithU. When Dell announced its first Ubuntu desktops in mid-2007 — the very year Microsoft shipped Windows Vista — Nine Lives Media Inc. (WorksWithU’s parent) realized Ubuntu was very likely the real deal.

Yes, we know small Ubuntu PC makers like ZaReason and System76 have earned loyal followings and praise from Ubuntu users. But Dell’s entry into the market was a wake-up call for the PC industry and even for Microsoft.

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