Ubuntu Web 20.04.2 arrives with a new store, new website and momentarily saying goodbye to Anbox

Ubuntu Web 20.04.2

In mid-November 2020, the developers behind Ubuntu Unity Remix threw the first version of your other project. The other thing they are working on is an alternative to Chrome OS, one that is based on Ubuntu and uses Firafox to run their web applications. This afternoon have thrown the second installment of this operating system, a Ubuntu Web 20.04.2 that comes with news, but also with a temporary farewell.

It seems that this unofficial flavor of Ubuntu is still trying to come up with the best possible user interface. The first time I tried it, it had a "Windows-like" bottom panel, that is, with the menu at the bottom left, some pinned applications and the system tray on the right. I recently tried it, updated it and the image became more GNOME, and now we see the header capture in which the icons are centered as it seems they will be in Windows 11, but if we download the ISO of Ubuntu Web 20.04.2 we see that the panel returns to its origins.

What's new in Ubuntu Web 20.04.2

The novelties that have been included in this second ISO are summarized in three:

  • The Web Store has been replaced by the / e / store  and includes many more web-apps.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented dash-to-panel from loading.
  • Anbox has been temporarily removed due to recent kernel changes breaking compatibility.

There is another novelty that is not related to the operating system itself, but to how to present it: they have opened the page ubuntu-web.org to be able to access certain information, such as your social networks and links from where you can download Ubuntu Web 20.04.2 and any future version.

For Ubuntu Web to become a free and real alternative to Chrome OS It still has work to do, in part because its developers also work on Ubuntu Unity, but surely some will appreciate that this flavor exists in the future.


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