Ubuntu – the difference between “Certified” and “Ready” hardware


What is the difference between "Certified" and "Ready" hardware for Ubuntu?

Ubuntu Certified

Best Answer

It's explained in the right column:

Ubuntu certified

OEMs submit systems to Canonical's testing facility where certification testing and validation is performed by Canonical engineers.

Ubuntu ready

To become Ubuntu Ready, OEMs self-test using Canonical's certification test suite and submit results to Canonical for validation.

Summary: "Ubuntu certified" means that the hardware was tested by Canonical, where hardware with "Ubuntu ready" is tested by the manufacturers themselves and validated by Canonical.