Why Buy An Ubuntu Certified System?

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What do Chianti wines, Organic foods, and Spanish Ham have in common with Ubuntu Certified? The simple answer is that they all stand for quality.

Chianti is an Italian standard (DOCG) for Tuscany wines that requires using defined methods, satisfying set quality standards.

Organic Foods are foods free of artificial components such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. These need to comply with standards set by national governments and international organizations.

Jamon de Huelva is a Spanish Protected Designation of Origin introduced to avoid “misleading of consumers by non-genuine products,which may be of inferior quality or of different flavour.”
Ubuntu Certified is granted to computer systems (desktop, laptop, netbook, server,..) that satisfy set quality standards for an Ubuntu release by using defined production methods.

“Ubuntu Certified” Quality Standards
Great user experience is not a one-off, it is an ongoing affair. The Ubuntu Certification program is committed to sustained quality. We test the certified machines at the start of the program and we continue to test in order to stop problems from being introduced via software updates or new releases.

Manufacturers such as Dell and Lenovo engage Canonical OEM Services to enable Ubuntu for their systems. Through this work, we have developed an in-depth knowledge of the most complex areas for hardware compatibility. Certification testing pays special attention to these areas.

“Ubuntu Certified” Production Methods
Certification is only issued if the quality standards are met on:

  • An unmodified image available from Ubuntu.com. Only modifications accepted as exceptions are those than can be done through a user interface option or tool. This exclude command line changes.
  • A Manufacturer Pre-installed Ubuntu image, as part of a Canonical engagement. This ensures any modifications done by the manufacturer are compatible with future Ubuntu updates.

Canonical works with manufacturers participating in the program to maintain labs with representative hardware located around the world. This allow us to find possible regressions earlier on.

We hope that you continue to enjoy your “Ubuntu Certified” system. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us via Launchpad Answers.

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