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Ubuntu Linux gets serious about business partners

Jul 28, 2011, 14:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Most people, who like Linux, love Ubuntu. Oh they may object to Ubuntu's new Unity desktop, but at day's end, they still use Ubuntu. Technology businesses though have a more jaundiced view of Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company. Canonical, though, is now taking steps now to make its potential hardware and software partners happier.

"First, Canonical is trying to become better friends with its reseller partners. Their new channel partner program, Ubuntu Advantage (UA) is 'designed to help resellers bring a new set of support services for Ubuntu server, desktop and cloud installations direct to businesses. The program is launching with global partners, including CSS in the US, Asia and Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA).'"

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