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25 Linux devices to celebrate 25 years of Linux

Happy 25th birthday Linux. It’s a monumental milestone!

Over the years Canonical has been working on putting Linux in the hands of millions of people and worked with various hardware vendors to release over 1000 models of Linux hardware (!)

Today we’re celebrating by showcasing 25 Ubuntu devices released over the years from laptop, netbook, tower computer, phone, tablets, development boards, drones to robotic spiders. We hope you enjoy the list – there are some golden oldies – and we look forward to the next 25 years!

Plus if you have a favourite device from the list (or not), why not let us know by tweeting #UbuntuDevices – enjoy!

25 Ubuntu Devices

1. System 76 (June 2005) System76 was the first hardware vendor to offer packaged Ubuntu laptops, desktops and servers!
2. Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (Sep 2008) The Dell Inspiron Mini Series was a line of subnotebook/netbook computers designed by Dell
3. ZaReason Verix 545 (Jun 2010) ZaReason only makes Linux computers
4. HP mini 5103 (Sep 2010) Another netbook!
5. Hp compaq 4000 (Jan 2011) A stable and reliable PC mainly for business use
6. Dell Wyse T50 (Sep 2011) Fast and affordable thin client for Cloud Client Computing Deployments
7. Asus Eee PC 1015CX – (March 2012) Netbooks are still in favour… getting smaller and cheaper!
8. Acer Veriton Z (Jan 2013) One of the many towers running Ubuntu
9. Turtlebot 2 (March 2013) The 2nd iteration of the robotic development platform
10. BQ E4.5 (Feb 2015) And here it is – our very first Ubuntu Phone!
11. Raspberry Pi 2 (Feb 2015) A collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation where Snappy Ubuntu Core is available for the Raspberry Pi 2
12. Meizu MX4 (July 2015) Our first release with Chinese partners, Meizu
13. Lenovo Thinkpad L450 (July 2015) Continually shipping Ubuntu pre-installed on laptops worldwide
14. Intel Compute Stick (July 2015) Enabling the transformation of a display into a fully functioning computer for home use or digital signage!
15. Erle Spider (Sep 2015) The first legged drone powered by ROS and running snappy Ubuntu Core
16. Dell XPS 15 (October 2015) The second iteration of this laptop built for developers who need powerful Linux desktop!
17. Robotics OP2 (Oct 2015) All we can say is, he was a hit at MWC 16!
18. DJI Manifold (Nov 2015) A high-performance embedded computer designed specifically to fly
19. BQ Aquaris M10 (Feb 2016) Reinventing the personal mobile computing experience with our first converged device
20. Meizu PRO 5 (Feb 2016) Our most powerful phone to date!
21. Intel NUC (Feb 2016) A platform for developers to test and create x86-based IOT solutions using snappy Ubuntu Core also used for digital signage solutions
22. Samsung Artik 5+10 (May 2016) Developer images available on 2x boards!
23. Bubblegum 96 board (July 2016) Image of Ubuntu Core available for uCRobotics on this awesome board
24. Mycroft (July 2016) The open source answer to natural language platform
25. Intel Joule board (Aug 2016) A new development board in the Ubuntu family, targetting IoT and robotics makers

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