Rudra Saraswat is the creator of the Ubuntu Unity distro (which makes use of the Unity interface instead of Ubuntu’s GNOME shell).
However this week they launched Ubuntu Net Remix, “a privacy-focused, open supply various to Google Chrome OS/Chromium OS” utilizing Firefox as an alternative of Google Chrome/Chromium.
If the identify did not give it away, this working system relies on Ubuntu, but it surely’s designed to supply a Chrome OS-like expertise because of a simplified consumer interface and a set of pre-installed apps together with the Firefox net browser, some net apps from /e/, and Anbox, a device that permits you to run Android apps in Linux…
You aren’t getting the lengthy battery life, cloud backup, and plenty of different options that make Chromebooks completely different from different laptops (particularly different low-cost laptops). However if you happen to’re searching for a easy, web-centric working system that is not made by a company large? Then I suppose it is good to have the choice.
Rudra Saraswat writes:
A straightforward web-app (wapp) format has been created to bundle web-apps for the desktop. Now you can create your individual net apps utilizing net applied sciences, bundle them for the desktop and set up them simply.
An experimental wapp retailer could be discovered at retailer.ubuntuweb.co, for distributing net apps. Builders and packagers can do pull requests at gitlab.com/ubuntu-web/ubuntu-web.gitlab.io to contribute wapps.
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