Canonical announces Ubuntu Frame and enters the world of digital signage

Canonical is focusing more and more on the IoT world and has recently launched Ubuntu Frame, a new variant of its operating system designed specifically for the digital signage and for the creation of interactive screens.

Canonical announces Ubuntu Frame and consolidates its presence in the IoT

Ubuntu Frame is positioned not only as an operating system for interactive screens, but as a complete solution that provides ready-made elements such as the configuration of input protocols, security policies and so on, thus leaving developers more free to focus on writing code.

Supported toolkits include Qt, GTK, Electron, SDL2 and Flutter, but there is also support for Java or HTML5 applications. Ubuntu Frame therefore supports all major means of creating applications for Linux, which leaves a lot of freedom to developers.

Updates for Ubuntu Frame will be guaranteed for 10 years and Canonical will provide support (for a fee) to companies that decide to use the system. In this the new variant is similar to Ubuntu IoT, already available on the market for some time.

Although Linux’s presence in the desktop market is small, Canonical is well positioned in the server and IoT market. Ubuntu Frame could help the company further expand into a new market where Linux is already a widespread and used system.

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