Although personally I would not speak of Chrome OS As one of the best options when it comes to desktop systems, it does interest many users. Google's proposal for computers is based on its web browser, Chrome, and practically everything happens on it, so it does not require a powerful computer to run. It does require using a Chromebook, but this week we have been told about an alternative that will probably be able to run on any computer. Your name, Free Web.
But no, this is not an article in which we are going to give you all the details about a new Linux distribution. Actually, we are only going to report its conception, so that whoever wants to can follow the project on social networks or know what we are talking about in future related articles. And it is that the developers of Ubuntu Unity and Ubuntu Education (UbuntEd) are preparing something that will unite Ubuntu and Firefox on a system that will also run in the browser.
Ubuntu + Firefox = Ubuntu Web
- Allan Carvalho (@alera_on) July 22th, 2020
¡Bienvenido @ubunweb! Ubuntu Web is a project that came to compete with Chrome OS, based on the Firefox browser.
As for the details, few or none. The official Twitter account of the project, whose link Allan Carbalho provides us in his tweet, was opened less than 24 hours ago and has only made one post to say that it will arrive soon and that we stay tuned. In this profile they do make a couple of things clear: that it will be based on Ubuntu and Firefox and that it will be a powerful web operating system and open source. Taking into account that among its plans is that Ubuntu Unity and Ubuntu Education become official flavors, we cannot rule out the possibility that in the future Ubuntu Web will also become part of the Canonical family, but would it do so as a flavor?
In any case, the best we can do is what they told us in their only tweet: stay tuned. We will be and, when there is news, we will inform as soon as possible. But a must-ask question: would you be interested in trying this Chrome OS rival on your pc?