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Ubuntu Receives Readers' Choice Award for 'Best Linux Distribution'
NEW YORK, NY, June 29, 2007 – Canonical, Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced that it won Enterprise Open Source Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for the “Best Linux Distribution,” voted on by members of the open source community.
The winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards were revealed by SYS-CON, the parent publishing company for Enterprise Open Source Magazine, at the second annual Enterprise Open Source Conference in New York last week. This year the Enterprise Open Source Conference has been co-located with the SOA World Conference & Expo 2007.
“The Ubuntu community and our end-users strive to create and work with a version of Linux that is simple, elegant and easy to use,” said Jane Silber, director of Operations, Canonical Ltd. “The reader's Choice Award is another proof point that we are achieving our goals and meeting the needs of the greater computing community.”
The Enterprise Open Source Readers’ Choice Awards program is community-driven in which participating products are nominated and chosen by the readers of Enterprise Open Source Magazine and the open source community at large.
About Canonical and Ubuntu
Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organisation headquartered in Europe committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. World-class 24x7 commercial support for Ubuntu is available through Canonical's global support team and partners. Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world. Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem.
Download Ubuntu from www.ubuntu.com/download. To learn about commercial support for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu, please see www.canonical.com/support. For more information visit www.canonical.com or www.ubuntu.com.