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11 February 2011, 10:29

Canonical announces component catalogue for Ubuntu & Linux

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Canonical Logo Canonical has announced that it has released a database of certified components for Ubuntu and Linux, calling it the "world's most comprehensive, up-to-date component catalog". According to the Ubuntu sponsor, the online database is expected to reduce the time-to-market for Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) working on Ubuntu or other Linux systems.

The catalogue includes a selection of more than 1,300 certified components from over 160 manufacturers. Discussing the announcement, Canonical Platform Services Manager Victor Palau said, "There has not been a comprehensive, up-to-date freely available catalog like this for a long time," adding that, "By making this open and easily searchable we want to speed the component selection for Ubuntu machines, and allow us and our partner manufacturers to focus on the value-added user experience."

Further information can be found in the company's official press release. The component catalogue database is available at – Canonical also provides a list of Ubuntu-certified machines.

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