Business as usual

Robust, beautiful and future-proof: There has never been a better time to use Ubuntu

Why spend money on licenses, when Ubuntu offers a lightweight, secure and intuitive operating system for free? With Ubuntu, it’s business as usual. Its ease of use means users can get up and running immediately. It comes with a full office suite which supports Windows file formats. Or you can continue using Microsoft Office hosted on Windows or Citrix servers. With support for Windows XP having ended in April 2014, now is the perfect time to explore Ubuntu.

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“We were really surprised by how easily everyone adjusted to the new operating system.”

Martin Andel, Systems Administrator, Skalica City Hall

Easy to manage, enterprise-wide

With Landscape, the commercial Ubuntu systems management tool from Canonical, IT administrators can easily manage thousands of end-user devices across your enterprise.

Our long-term support (LTS) releases offer stability and continuity, with regular updates for five years.

Learn more about systems management and support ›

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Secure to its core

Your users and data are safe, because the operating system is hardened against bugs and malware. The default settings prioritise security, and Ubuntu comes with a firewall and file and disk encryption tools.

Our security team works with vendors and the community to promptly fix potential vulnerabilities, and proactively develops and integrates new features to improve security.

No hidden costs, no lock-in

Looking to escape the cycle of endless Windows upgrades? Now, there's a real alternative. No licence fees and no licence tracking overhead. With Ubuntu, you can scale your desktop infrastructure while keeping your cost down. You only pay for the level of support you need.

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Widely supported

Ubuntu is supported on X86 and ARM hardware, and nearly 70% of the PCs shipped by the major PC companies are now certified to work with Ubuntu.

Works with all your hardware and software

The perfect thin client

Repurposing PCs as Ubuntu-based thin clients increases security and lowers complexity. All without incurring hardware expenses. Using our stateless login modes, no user data is left on the device after the user logs out.

With Ubuntu Advantage, which includes a subscription to the Landscape Hosted service, you can centrally manage repurposed PCs without having to deploy management servers on premises.

Find out more about Ubuntu Advantage ›

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The natural replacement for Windows XP

With Windows XP reaching end of life and Windows 7 support ending soon, there’s never been a better time to switch to Ubuntu.

  • Free from licensing costs
  • Ranked the most secure OS of 11 tested by CESG, the UK national security agency
  • Includes popular web browsers and Microsoft-compatible productivity software
  • Support for multiple displays, HiDPI screens and touch devices
  • Fast access to a wide range of apps in the Ubuntu Software Centre
  • Powerful desktop search with extensible scopes to make finding files faster

Learn how Bukwang Pharmaceuticals benefited by switching from Windows to Ubuntu.

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