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Ubuntu Receives Editor's Choice Award from PC Welt

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Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has scooped another award for Ubuntu, its leading-edge Linux distribution. At the PC Welt awards dinner held during the CeBIT Exhibition in Hanover, on Friday 16th March, Ubuntu was awarded the "Editor's Choice Award for Open Source."

PC-WELT editor in chief, Andreas Perband, comments, "The 5th PC Welt awards continued the tradition of recognising outstanding and innovative IT-products, and companies, with a high potential for the future. Within the Open Source category there was one clear winner, Ubuntu. I congratulate them on getting this well deserved award. We chose Ubuntu because of its dedication to releasing every six months - bringing the best of Open Source to its users, its ease of installation and its 'just works' philosophy."

Jane Silber, Canonical spokesperson said, "We are extremely proud to receive this accolade. Everyone who has contributed to Ubuntu deserves this. This year will see Canonical and the Ubuntu community continue to deliver a world-class operating system that offers our users the latest and greatest software that the Open Source world has to offer, whilst meeting the immediate needs of the marketplace."

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