The Linux Box to Market Ubuntu OS in the U.S.

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-02-16 Print this article Print

The Linux Box announces a partnership with Canonical whereby it will market the Ubuntu Linux operating system in the U.S.

The Linux Box has announced a partnership with Canonical whereby it will market the Ubuntu Linux operating system in the United States.

As a Canonical Silver Solution Provider Partner, The Linux Box will sell, install and support customized Ubuntu-based solutions to organizations running Linux systems. It will also provide businesses with large-scale migration deployment support and training services for cloud computing infrastructures and enterprise desktop alternatives.

"Combining forces with The Linux Box enables many more U.S. businesses in every industry to embrace Ubuntu as their end-to-end open-source data center solution," said Steve George, director of corporate services at Canonical, in a statement. "We look forward to Ubuntu being The Linux Box's best-of-breed open-source solution."

The Linux Box is a software development consultancy that customizes open-source projects for clients across a variety of sectors.

"Ubuntu's game-changing operating system model is catching on with original equipment manufacturers and business organizations of all sizes," said Elizabeth Ziph, CEO and co-founder of The Linux Box, in a statement. "We hope to help educate enterprises to Ubuntu's solid performance characteristics and to expand its market share." 

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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