Ubuntu for partners

We partner with the world’s leading hardware manufacturers and silicon vendors to help deliver an extensive range of Ubuntu certified desktops, notebooks and servers. Becoming a partner means you work with our engineering and certification teams to guarantee the compatibility and optimised performance of all your hardware for the life of the OS.

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A selection of our desktop partners

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What our partners are saying

We are happy about this partnership as our customers in India will have access to Ubuntu preloaded Thinkpad L450 laptop series.

Rahul Agarwal, Managing Director at Lenovo India

Read the full article 'Ubuntu to ship on Lenovo laptops in India'

Ubuntu has been the perfect OS from the start given its popularity with developers and its cloud capabilities.

Barton George, Director of developer programs at Dell services

Read the full article 'Designed for developers — Dell launches two new Ubuntu-based systems'

This is another milestone in our productive partnership with Canonical with the introduction of the the Intel® Compute Stick with Ubuntu.

Joel Christensen, General Manager of Intel NUC and Intel Compute Stick Products

Read the full article 'Intel Compute Stick now comes with Ubuntu'

Commercial information

Supported by Canonical

Ubuntu is a free and open source platform. There are no royalties, only a per unit service fee covering the engineering certification, maintenance, quality assurance, third-party licensing fees and Canonical consulting costs.

A complete solution

Engagements cover component and system enablement as well as certification. Engagements are structured with baseline volume commitments, volume-based pricing for service fees and minimal recurrent engineering. Ubuntu Desktop is a complete solution for OEMs and ODMs.

Ongoing support

The ability to update your devices is central to your security and long-term competitiveness. Canonical takes care of all security and critical bug fixes to the base platform offering and provides the infrastructure to support your update management strategy. Ubuntu has a world-class track record maintaining a secure and stable operating system.

Ubuntu Desktop certified hardware

To offer top performance on Ubuntu, global and local manufacturers are pre-loading devices with an Ubuntu Certified image. This ensures driver integration and superior device performance. Canonical is committed to working closely with with the world’s leading manufacturers to optimise and certify Ubuntu on their laptops and PCs.

Learn more about Ubuntu Certified hardware ›

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Considering buying new devices with Ubuntu?

An increasing number of private and public entities are migrating to Ubuntu, as it offers a robust solution with equivalent performance to other proprietary systems but at a much lower cost. Canonical is ready to share best practices with organisations wishing to deploy Ubuntu.

We have extensive experience helping companies worldwide. We have registered global deployments of over two million computers. Canonical can help to meet this growing demand by supporting organisations who are inviting requests for tender.

Contact us about your tender

Learn more about tendering with Ubuntu