Ubuntu for government

Ubuntu provides central and local government departments with secure, open source, cost-effective, accessible computing on an extensive range of certified hardware.


Government essentials

  • Virus free and highly secure
  • Free and open source — free from licensing restrictions
  • Microsoft-compatible office productivity suite
  • Long Term Support releases come with five years of security patches and updates
  • Open data formats built into many apps
  • Fully translated into 100+ languages
  • Hardware driver support and maintenance
  • On-site consulting services and training available

Recognised security

UK National security government agency (CESG) recently rated Ubuntu as the most secure operating system of the 11 they tested.

Learn more about the CESG test

Used by governments across the globe

La Gendarmerie Nationale, France

We realised that Windows would cost us €2 million more than Ubuntu every year.

Read the 'La Gendarmerie Nationale, France' case study

City of Munich, Germany

Ubuntu satisfies our requirements best by combining the low costs and freedom of open source software with ongoing support.

Read the 'City of Munich, Germany' case study

Uttar Pradesh Government, India

Uttar Pradesh boosted IT literacy by putting millions laptops running Ubuntu in schools.

Read the 'Uttar Pradesh Government, India' case study

Government-wide support and management tools

Ubuntu Advantage is the professional support package from the experts at Canonical. Get 24x7 support with access to engineers with first-hand experience of your issues. It also includes Landscape, the Ubuntu systems management tool, for monitoring, managing, patching and compliance reporting on all your Ubuntu desktops.

Learn about Ubuntu Advantage ›

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