Ubuntu Web Remix is a privacy-focused, open source alternative to Google Chrome OS/Chromium OS and it employs Firefox instead of Google Chrome/Chromium. The first stable release (20.04.1) can be downloaded from http://linux.darkpenguin.net/distros/ubuntu-unity/ubuntu-web/20.04.1 or https://fosstorrents.com/distributions/ubuntu-web/.
An easy web-app (
wapp) format has been created to package web-apps for the desktop (https://github.com/Ubuntu-Web/winst and https://github.com/Ubuntu-Web/wadk). You can now create your own web apps using web technologies, package them for the desktop and install them easily.
wappstore can be found at http://store.ubuntuweb.co/, for distributing web apps. Developers and packagers can do pull requests at https://gitlab.com/ubuntu-web/ubuntu-web.gitlab.io to contribute
To install a
wappfrom the Open Web Store, download it to your system. Then search for ‘Run a file’ in the application launcher, select the downloaded file and click ‘OK’. After authentication, the app will be successfully installed.
/e/ Cloud Services integration out-of-the-box. In the near future, we’ll be working towards tighter integration with the /e/ App Store.
Experimental Android app support out-of-the-box (using Anbox, with all of its parts re-packaged as DEBs). Note that Android App Support may not work properly in the LiveCD or a virtual machine, but should work fine in the installed system. Also, you might have to disable
Secure Bootto get Anbox to work.
Ubuntu Web uses Wayland by default. Also, it uses Adapta as the GTK theme and Papirus as the icon theme.
We’ll constantly be pushing over-the-air updates for any bug-fixes or improvements, based on the feedback received.