Ubuntu for the Internet of Things

Ubuntu Core, also known as Snappy, is a stripped down version of Ubuntu, designed to run securely on autonomous machines, devices and other internet-connected digital things. From homes to drones, these devices are set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives, but they need an operating system that is different from that of traditional PCs.

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Why Ubuntu Core?

Create differentiated devices that will continue to generate revenue over your product's lifetime, with a software platform that’s easy to update and upgrade.

  • Faster, more reliable and stronger security guarantees for apps and users.
  • Atomic transaction upgrades for apps and the Ubuntu Core software itself, all of which can be rolled back if needed, for simple maintenance and upgrades.
  • Separation of OS and application files as a set of distinct read-only images, to easily and securely add multiple apps and functionalities onto a single device.
  • A new, simpler application packaging system to make it easier for developers to build and maintain apps.
  • Signature authentication to prove that what’s running is exactly what developers have published, for greater end user security.

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Industry leaders use Ubuntu Core

From Dell and Microsoft to a host of trailblazing tech startups, the Internet of Things is already embracing Ubuntu Core.

Learn more about partnering with Ubuntu ›

  • Azure
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Dell
  • Intel
  • Ros
  • dji

The best choice for developers

With Ubuntu Core, you can develop a snappy app (or ‘snap’) on your laptop and then monetise it immediately, by publishing directly to the snappy store.

Learn about developing and selling apps ›

Let’s work together

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