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Partnership between Canonical and Prestigio presents complete package of Kubuntu with Open Source applications

April 28, 2010

Prestigio, Kubuntu

Partnership between Canonical and Prestigio presents complete package of Kubuntu with Open Source applications

Prestigio launches Suite 2010 on Kubuntu

Prestigio Suite 2010 on Kubuntu

Prestigio suite on kubuntuPrestigio Plaza Ltd., a dynamic international vendor of state-of-the-art products for Digital Home and Digital Office for style-conscious consumers, and Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, present Prestigio Suite 2010 on Kubuntu.

The one-step-installation suite combines the operating system Kubuntu and various applications such as OpenOffice, more than 70 optional widgets, web applications (e.g. Google Finance, Skype, BBC weather, Firefox, YouTube Video-Hosting) and media applications (for slide shows, video/music playback, FBReader and a complete media center XBMC). The Prestigio Suite 2010 on Kubuntu will be the optional OS on Prestigio PCs, Notebooks, Netbooks and Nettops and is ready for download at suite.prestigio.com and prestigioplaza.com.

To Yuri Antoshkin, COO of Prestigio, this partnership represents a significant step towards an increase of market share of Prestigio. Yuri Antoshkin,, a Kubuntu enthusiast himself, says: "I have always been fascinated by the idea of the open source concept and the innovative potential of the Linux community is amazing. I have the vision to offer price alternatives to our customers while granting top performance, comfort and security. Canonical, as the driver in open source software development and promotion, is the perfect partner to support our philosophy."

Vladimir Kryukov, EMEA OEM Channel Manager of Canonical Ltd., envisions significant benefits for the objectives of both companies: “We are fond of the cooperation with an international partner, who supports the development and recognizes an Open Source OS as a strategic tool. We are convinced that users of Prestigio Suite 2010 on Kubuntu will contribute to further spread and improvement of Kubuntu and related software. Open Source is an international project of ongoing improvement and is relies on the support of partners."

From now on Prestigio will offer PCs, notebooks etc. by the brand Prestigio either with Windows 7 by Microsoft or with Prestigio Suite 2010 on Kubuntu.

Kubuntu is an official derivative of the Ubuntu operating system using the KDE graphical environment instead of GNOME. It is part of the Ubuntu project and uses the same underlying system. "Kubuntu", pronounced /kuːˈbuːntuː/ koo-BOON-too, means "towards humanity" in Bemba, and is derived from ubuntu ("humanity"). The K at the beginning represents the KDE desktop/applications which Kubuntu runs. By coincidence, Kubuntu also means "free" in Kirundi.

Download Prestigio Suite 2010 on Kubuntu

About Canonical

Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu – an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organisation and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.

Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open-source development tools to ensure that organisations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit www.canonical.com.

About Prestigio

The Prestigio brand offers an exclusive combination of elegance, sophistication, high product quality, advanced technology and state-of-the-art design. Prestigio aims to provide an enhanced quality of life with affordable luxury products to those who enjoy a contemporary lifestyle. The portfolio encompasses various collections with GPS navigators, nettops, mobile storage devices, eBook readers notebook bags, and more. The brand is committed to providing innovative and reliable product to meet the growing demand for accessible, modern IT-related products and consumer electronics. Feel free to contact press@prestigiocorporate.com for any questions you may have or visit www.prestigio.com Key distributor of Prestigio products is ASBISc Enterprise Plc.

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