Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Jan 2015 19:31 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

Canonical is today bringing Snappy Ubuntu Core out of the cloud and into physical devices with the reveal of Snappy Core for smart devices.

First announced in December 2014, Snappy Core is a new lightweight Ubuntu distribution designed for the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) specifically. Before today, only the cloud image had been revealed, but now the company is showing off its work on real connected devices.

I have no idea what any of this means in normal-people-speak.

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It's not for Normal People
by jasutton on Tue 20th Jan 2015 19:42 UTC
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Kind of looks like they've taken a stripped down Ubuntu OS and replaced the package manager with something with better transactional awareness (so updates either work or don't apply; no half-baked updating of your OS).

"IoT" is just marketing speak for embedded, internet-connected devices.

This stuff is either for developers or marketing people... nothing normal about either of those groups (and I speak as a developer, so no offense intended).

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