Canonical supports Ubuntu Core on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announces that its IoT OS, Ubuntu Core, is available on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 – the general-purpose compute product from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3), announced in January 2017, is a micro-version of the Raspberry Pi 3 intended to provide a simple, cost optimised single board computer. As the CM3 can be easily slotted in and out of any device with a standard, low-cost DDR2 SODIMM connector it provides an easy path for device creation, upgrading, or maintenance. Should your digital signage solution, for example, require new functionality or increased power after a period of use, upgrading its compute is now as simple as inserting a new board. The Compute Module 3 also has a more resilient storage built into the board making it a more robust compute option for industrial applications. Support for Ubuntu Core on the CM3 is another significant step towards Canonical’s vision of ‘Software Defined Everything’; a world where all devices can afford general purpose compute. By installing Ubuntu Core on the CM3, device manufacturers have an easy and cost-effective route to the production of fully-featured devices and can easily upgrade functionality through the addition of snaps – the universal Linux application packaging format. In addition, device manufacturers can develop their own app stores, all while benefiting from the additional security of Ubuntu Core.”

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