While the Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, Ubuntu Web Remix has long been in the works as a potential Chrome OS replacement, and the first stable release has now been announced, Ubuntu Web Remix 20.04.1.
Ubuntu Web Remix is an unofficial Ubuntu remix distro developed by Rudra Saraswat, who is also behind Ubuntu Unity and UbuntuEd; but unlike the two earlier distros, Ubuntu Web Remix is a more web-centric operating system that serves as an alternative to Google’s Chrome OS.
What are the Main features in Ubuntu Web Remix 20.04.1?
Ubuntu Web Remix uses the free and open-source Firefox browser instead of Google’s proprietary browser, Chrome. And it employs an easy wapp (web-app) format to create and package web-apps using wadk tool for desktop and install them using winst tool. It also allows users to create your own web apps and package them for solely for the remix distro.
For the installation of apps, Ubuntu Web offers an Open Web Store to download packaged web applications, though still experimental; it allows users to download packages in original a script, and install it by running the command: sudo sh ./install-instagram for instance, installing Instagram app.
It currently support tons of packaged web applications such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud, Mastodon, Google drive, Google Classroom, and Opendesktop. And you can also install other Linux applications using apt command line tool. Additionally, Ubuntu Web offers Anbox tool by default for installing Android apps and PlayOnLinux to install Windows apps.
How to Download and Install Ubuntu Web Remix 20.04.1
If you want to give Ubuntu Web Remix a spin, you can download the ISO image or the torrent file, which is available as amd64, the architecture that defines a 64-bit virtual address format.
You can also use /e/ Foundation’s Cloud Services, as Ubuntu Web offers out-of-the-box support for the integration. And Ubuntu Web will have higher integration with the /e/ App Store too with the coming update.