Canonical Makes It Easier to Download Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi

Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi

Canonical’s Design and Web team have recently updated the official Ubuntu website to make it easier for users to find the right Ubuntu image for their tiny Raspberry Pi computers.

In December 2019, Canonical published a support roadmap for the latest Raspberry Pi 4 single-board computer on their Ubuntu Server operating system and pledged to fully support Ubuntu on all Raspberry Pi boards.

With the release of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS earlier this month, Canonical has also refreshed their dedicated Raspberry Pi page on the website to help users find the right Ubuntu version for their boards.

Ubuntu currently supports Raspberry Pi 2, 3, and 4 models, and images are available for Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (Bionic Beaver), which is the latest LTS (Long-Term Support) release supported until April 2023, and Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine), supported until July 2020.

I find it that the refreshed page makes it a lot easier to download the latest Ubuntu releases for your board. Both 32-bit and 64-bit images are present at a glance and a single click away from transforming the tiny computer into a powerful web server.

Clicking on the buttons will immediately download the selected Ubuntu image for your board. On the download page, you will also find details about the prerequisites and how to flash Ubuntu onto your microSD card, as well as how to boot and log into the Ubuntu Server once installed.

I think Canonical also did a great job explaining to newcomers the difference between running 64-bit or 32-bit Ubuntu on the popular SBC and why choose Ubuntu 18.04 LTS over Ubuntu 19.10 to deploy a new server.

Are you running the popular Linux OS on the Raspberry Pi? If so, please share your experience with it in the comments section below. I will try to test the latest Ubuntu releases on the tiny single-board computer, so do check out my Reviews section for details on that.

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