Desktop

All you need to know about the fast, free and user‑friendly Ubuntu desktop operating system.

Learn more about Desktop

Desktop

AMTRON delivers 28,000 Ubuntu-based PCs to students in Assam

by Canonical on 10 November 2010

India-based government information and communication technologies (ICT) provider The Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON) needed to provide every Assam student who achieved 60 per cent or higher in their school leaving exams with a free PC. …

Desktop

Wikimedia chooses Ubuntu for all of its servers

by Canonical on 4 October 2010

Background Most people with a passing acquaintance with a browser or Google search know Wikipedia, the web-based encyclopedia spanning topics from the ridiculous to the sublime. Want Britney Spear’s bio? It’s there. Want a quick briefing …

Desktop

Wavesat uses Bazaar Version Control to increase developer productivity

by Canonical on 4 October 2010

Summary As a leading provider of wireless solutions to global telecommunication carriers and device manufacturers, Wavesat runs a tight schedule of multiple projects. Despite their many years of experience successfully bringing leading edge solutions to market …

Desktop

Landscape contributes to the doubling of Context Media’s advertising performance

by Canonical on 4 October 2010

Chicago-based company Context Media builds waiting room TV networks that help healthcare professionals educate and inspire their patients as they make crucial decisions about their lifestyle and clinical treatment. IT is critical to the company. Context …

Desktop

Ubuntu is the open source platform of choice for Oxford Archaeology

by Canonical on 4 October 2010

Out with the proprietary software and in with open source. Moving to Ubuntu is proving to be an excellent decision by Oxford Archaeology. Background Oxford Archaeology, as its name implies, is no high-tech newbie. The company, …

Desktop

Ubuntu supports technology-enabled teaching at The Johns Hopkins University

by Canonical on 30 September 2010

Cost-effective, easy-to-use and reliable, Ubuntu proved to be the open source platform of choice on which to build a support system for technology-enabled classrooms at The Johns Hopkins University. Background America’s first research university, The Johns …

Desktop

Ubuntu provides a secure and easily accessible system for german pilots

by Canonical on 30 September 2010

Enhanced security, outstanding support and reduced maintenance times – Ubuntu was the optimal choice for Contact Air GmbH. Summary Contact Air is a regional airline operating exclusively for Lufthansa German Airlines. They run a fleet of …

Desktop

Ubuntu proved the optimal choice for a non-profit radio station

by Canonical on 30 September 2010

Simplicity in switching, ease-of-use, great client/server side management and outstanding reliability – Ubuntu proved the best choice for KRUU-FM Radio Station. Background KRUU-FM, a non-profit community radio station based in Iowa, USA, broadcasts locally 24 hours …

Desktop

Ubuntu enables advanced computer research into killer diseases

by Canonical on 30 September 2010

Delivering training courses to researchers in developing countries – Ubuntu was the first choice for The Wellcome Trust Sangar Institute. Background The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a charity at the forefront of research into the …

Desktop

Ubuntu delivers significant cost-savings for specialist sports school

by Canonical on 30 September 2010

Stability, reduced maintenance and significant cost-savings – Ubuntu proved an outstanding choice for Skegness Grammar School. Background Skegness Grammar School is a small selective school on the Lincolnshire coast. It acts as a specialist college for …

Desktop

Andalusia deploys 220,000 Ubuntu desktops in schools throughout the region

by Canonical on 13 March 2010

Summary The Andalusian Regional Government, Spain, wanted to improve access to IT in schools throughout the region. It asked IT services company infrastructure to connect 2,000 schools in Andalusia. Isotrol implemented 220,000 Ubuntu-based workstations in more …