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Canonical and Dell Push Ubuntu PCs Into China

Ubuntu has found some new horizons in China. In a post on Canonical’s blog, it was announced that Canonical and Dell will bring PCs loaded with Ubuntu to the Chinese market. According to the post: “The stores will feature Ubuntu on a range of Dell computers, and will carry branded marketing collateral in-store, trained staff positioning the benefits and advantages of Ubuntu to consumers and will be supported by a retail team of Ubuntu merchandisers, set up to support the stores. The work was carried out by the Canonical teams based in Beijing and Shanghai, working with Dell China.”

Specifically, the PCs will show up in 220 retail stores in China, a region of the world that has typically been more friendly to open source technology than others have. The post from Canonical also touts the more than 20 million active users of Ubuntu.

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