Canonical has announced a partnership with Screenly to bring the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system to the world’s most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi.
As many of you are already aware from our previous coverage, Snappy Ubuntu Core is a slimmed-down version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, engineered by Canonical for deployments on a broad range of embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices, such as Raspberry Pi single-board computers.
Currently, Canonical provides developers and IoT enthusiasts with binary images of the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system only for the Raspberry Pi 2 SBC, but images for the recently released Raspberry Pi 3 Model B are in the works and will be released later this year, most probably along with the Snappy Ubuntu Core 16 build.
Screenly is the most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi, and it looks like they recently joined forces with Canonical to build their infrastructure around the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system, offering their customers a secure, stable, easy-to-use, robust, and simple-to-manage digital signage platform for Raspberry Pi boards.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht