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Ubuntu: Vendors Need to Step Up

Oct 28, 2008, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

""Pre-installing an operating system is a big investment," says Kenyon. "It is a multi-million dollar investment to fully certify and take the next step to pre-install." And while it is Kenyon's job to make that sales pitch to the IT vendors of the world, he offers no estimate for when this might actually happen.

"The Long-Term Support releases of Ubuntu, which have five years of support on the server and three on the desktop, have a long enough lifespan to make the investment in certification and pre-installation worthwhile - particularly if vendors want to use Ubuntu to deliver cheap laptop and server appliances."

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