Certification Hardware certification
Canonical's certification service
Demonstrate compatibility with Ubuntu and ensure that your hardware makes full use of Ubuntu's features with certification. A growing community of users is looking for hardware that works with Ubuntu, and we can help you reach them.
Whether you manufacture components or systems, we'll help you attain compatibility and communicate your commitment to Ubuntu's users.
Keep up with Ubuntu
Part of Ubuntu's success is the fast-paced development that means it just works with the latest innovations and gadgets. But that can pose a challenge to manufacturers who strive to keep their hardware functional and optimised for Ubuntu as it develops. Canonical's certification service guarantees that your hardware remains compatible with future Ubuntu releases.
Key features of the hardware certification service are:
Any issues or regressions that risk your hardware's certification are given priority by Canonical's Ubuntu developers. Our certification staff collaborate with your engineers to identify where the issue resides so that together we can resolve it.
Full compatibility testing
Our extensive set of hardware and operating system tests ensure that your hardware is fully compatible with Ubuntu. Canonical's certification engineers work with the manufacturer to resolve any issues discovered and ensure that the testing is representative of in-field use. This ensures that certification is an efficient, collaborative process.
Canonical publicly certifies your hardware and supports your commitment to working with the Ubuntu community. We provide you with materials to use on your hardware and publish your certification on the Ubuntu website. You'll benefit from clear communication with Ubuntu users.
Specific certification testing is undertaken for servers and desktops. Canonical's certification team will test hardware and operating features that users commonly expect from each platform type. Hardware manufacturers benefit from Ubuntu taking advantage of the full power of their components.
Extensive user testing
Ubuntu is known for its speed of innovation and its regular six-month releases. Certifying with Ubuntu ensures that your technology will reach a wide base of users who value innovation. Through our open development process and public platforms you can take an active part in the community conversation. You benefit from quickly reaching key sections of the Linux market who influence other markets.
OEMs submit systems to Canonical's testing facility where certification testing and validation is performed by Canonical engineers.
Works with Ubuntu
This designation is for peripheral hardware components external to the system, such as printers, scanners and USB storage devices. Learn more about the 'Works with Ubuntu' programme.
Ubuntu Compatible Component
This is our new programme for components internal to an OEM system that has been validated as Ubuntu Certified. This may include as an example video cards, or sound chips.