Canonical and Dell, partners in 220 retail China stores

Ubuntu in China

In the last months, we have been "bombarded" with numerous announcements about Ubuntu's growing and adoption, that represent more and more a viable alternative to Windows and Mac in the eyes of major "players" (HP. Dell, etc).

Canonical and Dell have started a serious retail program to sell machines pre-loaded with Ubuntu in 220 retail China stores (the number will probably grow).

"The stores will feature Ubuntu on a range of Dell computers, and will carry branded marketing collateral in-store, trained staff positioning the benefits and advantages of Ubuntu to consumers and will be supported by a retail team of Ubuntu merchandisers, set up to support the stores".