Canonical and giant PC maker Dell Computer have already found new horizons for Ubuntu in China. In a post on Canonical’s blog late last year, it was announced that Canonical and Dell would bring PCs loaded with Ubuntu to the Chinese market. The two companies have steadily partnered on that effort, and now they are pusing Ubuntu-based PCs into India. Jane Silber, Canonical CEO, has discussed the companies’ plans to bring Ubuntu systems to 850 retail outlets in India.
Canonical continues to pursue an interesting global strategy for seeding markets for Ubuntu-based computers. The company has an existing deal with Asus in Portugal, delivering PCs preloaded with Ubuntu there, and Canonical’s deal with Dell in China is going strong. In fact, Canonical has just announced that it is expanding its Chinese program with Dell from 220 to 350 retail outlets—a significant expansion.