With the latest release of the Raspberry Pi4, it was just a matter of time until we got a version of Ubuntu desktop. So now the Groovy Gorilla dishes up support for a full-fledged desktop version or a full-fat desktop version.
Now Groovy is only the first foot forward towards a larger goal like an Ubuntu LTS release on the Raspberry Pi4, as Eben Upton, CEO at Raspberry Pi, says:
“From the classic Raspberry Pi board to the industrial grade Compute Module, this first step to an Ubuntu LTS on Raspberry Pi with long term support and security updates matches our commitment to widen access to the very best computing and open source capabilities.”
There’s even a custom wallpaper to celebrate the ocassion:
Not everyone wants or needs a GUI, of course. So Ubuntu 20.10 builds for Raspberry Pi are available in desktop and server builds to suit developers needs, run micro clouds, tackle robotics, leverage IoT, and more.
“In this release, we celebrate the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s commitment to put open computing in the hands of people all over the world,” Mark Shuttleworth, CEO at Canonical, is quoted as saying.
“We are honoured to support that initiative by optimising Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi, whether for personal use, educational purposes or as a foundation for their next business venture.”
Download links for Ubuntu 20.10 for the Raspberry Pi 4 will be available at ubuntu.com/raspberry-pi; and through the Raspberry Pi imager app.
You can also download the image directly using the link below.