Canonical Brings Snappy Ubuntu Linux to Raspberry Pi

VIDEO: Canonical shows off its Orange Match Box appliance that runs Ubuntu's Snappy Linux at the OpenStack Summit.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--At the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta back in 2014, Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind Ubuntu Linux, demonstrated its new Orange Box server. At the OpenStack Summit here this week, Canonical is now demonstrating a smaller box dubbed the Orange Match Box, which is a Raspberry Pi 2 in a custom case running Ubuntu's Snappy Linux.

In a video interview with eWEEK, Dustin Kirkland, product manager at Canonical, detailed what the Orange Match Box is all about.

"Snappy is the smallest, most secure Ubuntu that we have ever created," Kirkland said. "It's a very efficient lean base for building appliances."

Snappy was first announced in December 2014 and became generally available with the Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet release on April 23. Canonical is also working with General Electric to embed Snappy in refrigerators and is building Snappy for network switches as well.

Watch the full video below:

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Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner is an Internet consultant, strategist, and contributor to several leading IT business web sites.