September 11, 2012

In Spain, Hundreds of Thousand of Students Get Ubuntu Access

Canonical has been very busy raising the profile of Ubuntu internationally for a couple of years now. As we've reported, Dell Computer has been a significant partner in this effort, helping get PCs pre-loaded with Ubuntu into the hands of users in India and China. Jane Silber, Canonical CEO, has discussed the companies' plans to bring Ubuntu systems to 850 retail outlets in India. Now, Canonical is making a big push into the educational system in, of all places, Spain. There, 220,000 Ubuntu-based systems are being deployed for students.

Isotrol, a Spanish technology and engineering company, implemented 220,000 Ubuntu-based workstations in more than 2,000 schools in Andalusia, at the request of the Andalusian Regional Government. According to a post from Canonical:

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