August 31, 2007
Canonical angles for Dell to offer pre-installed Ubuntu Linux on the server
Author: JT Smith
As Canonical Ltd. readies another major release for its Ubuntu Linux operating system (code-named Gutsy Gibbon), one executive hinted that a pre-installed server initiative would arrive soon if customer demand remains high. Marketing manager Gerry Carr said that while the deal will "hopefully be with Dell," Canonical is also considering server vendors other than Dell. "This doesn't mean a deal is imminent, but those who want and require Ubuntu on the server will have something available reasonably soon," he said.