Rice Technology Solutions (RTS), a southern Nevada based IT solutions provider and subcontracting firm today announced that it will exclusively distribute Ubuntu for all future linux deployments.
Ubuntu (official IPA pronunciation /ùbúntú/ (oo-BOON-too)) is a predominantly desktop-oriented Linux distribution, based on Debian GNU/Linux but with a stronger focus on usability, regular releases, and ease of installation. Ubuntu is sponsored by Canonical Ltd, owned by South African billionaire entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth.
Ubuntu was selected in large part because of the company's technical savvy and business acumen. The partnership will provide Canonical Ltd a local point of presence on the sales side, as well as hardware and software installation, service and support.
"Canonical is a wonderful partner for us. This is a highly capable company with great integrity. They are dedicated, hardworking and they know their products inside and out, unlike other big name software makers" said John J Rice, president and lead engineer for RTS. "We look forward to exclusively working with them and to help them grow in the Las Vegas and south west US marketplace."
"Linux is the future of the desktop and server, unlike its main competitor Windows, the software is constantly updated and improved upon. There are many features that make it a superior choice, those being security, scalability, reliability, and ROI just to name a few." stated Rice when asked why should companies consider a linux solutions opposed to a traditional Windows based solution.