Ubuntu Core will be 100% compatible with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 2 board

It got closer and closer and in the end it succeeded, Raspberry Pi compatibility with Ubuntu Core is total, including compatibility with I2C and GPIO Buses

Ubuntu lovers and Raspberry Pi miniature computer lovers are in luck, as we had announced in this one same blog, the folks at Canonical have adapted their Ubuntu Core system to the needs of these small computers achieving the desired 100% compatibility.

Ubuntu Core is a fairly basic version of Ubuntu, but that retains all essential functions of this famous distribution. This distribution works with the Snappy package manager, which replaces the old DPKG.

The reason why it is 100% compatible with the Raspberry Pi is because Ubuntu Core has been adapted so that it perfectly recognizes the plugins used in the Raspberry, plugins that go by the I2C BUS and with the GPIO input and output pin, which allow you to include numerous accessories such as a camera or an LCD screen among others.

In addition, the Raspberry Pi will be compatible as well as desktop systems, with all Snappy packages, including new packages created exclusively for the Raspberry Pi, which is a breakthrough.

More and more people are joining the Raspberry Pi fashion, since it is a multifunctional system, small, modifiable and at a ridiculous price (about 50 euros), which makes it very attractive. 100% Ubuntu compatibility predicts that increase demand of these small computers even more if possible.

With this measure, Canonical retracts its past decisions in which it did not want Ubuntu to work on Raspberry Pi, although it had already made Something similar for Ubuntu Mate and that Ubuntu Core images already existed for Raspberry Pi, I had never reached this extreme of compatibility, in which the I2C buses and the GPIO pin work. Now it seems that Canonical will try to get closer to the market that it gave up a couple of years ago, the Raspberry Pi market.

Here we have an interesting video uploaded by Ubuntu people a few days ago, which shows a Raspberry Pi 2 working with Ubuntu Core and showing how it works, it also shows a new application called Snappy Scope and a nice orange box with the Ubuntu logo for the Raspberry Pi so don't miss the video.


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  1.   xusof said

    Also for the first model of the Raspberry Pi?

    1.    azpe said

      Well in principle I imagine that yes, it only puts information about the second model but the thing would be to try it