Ubuntu Web Remix

Can you switch to brave? A true SSB experience will make the users experience with Ubuntu Web much more better and firefox isn’t as promising as it used to be, I also saw the voting system and was too late, it was already closed. But I see almost half of the community wants Brave? Even though firefox got more voting (not surprised), linux users will vote for firefox but you know that brave is the better option, the whole OS (ubuntu web) will be based on firefox, without SSB, it would not be great, also brave’s rewards system, access to chrome web store, makes it a better option. Please use Brave, I also use firefox so I am not biased but such an OS like ubuntu web needs a browser that can give proper SSB experience!

Hello, i tried Ubuntu web remix, and it was working fine until today.

I installed an extension for gnome shell and upgraded software, but when i restarted i find out that my system changed.

It now looks like GNOME version of ubuntu instead of Ubuntu web.

Can someone please tell me how to reinstall/reset the frontend part only?

Thanks, Pranav.


I found that there is problem with Dash-To-Panel extension.

Here is the error message

The settings of extension dash-to-panel@jderose9.github.com had an error: Error: Invalid parameter interfaces (element 0 was not a GType) Stack trace: _init/GObject.Object._classInit@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/core/overrides/GObject.js:448:27 registerClass@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/core/overrides/GObject.js:94:22 @/usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/[dash-to-panel@jderose9.github.com/prefs.js:2286:30](http://dash-to-panel@jderose9.github.com/prefs.js:2286:30) _init@resource:///org/gnome/Shell/Extensions/js/extensionsService.js:204:33 OpenExtensionPrefsAsync/<@resource:///org/gnome/Shell/Extensions/js/extensionsService.js:122:28 asyncCallback@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/core/overrides/Gio.js:132:13 run@resource:///org/gnome/Shell/Extensions/js/dbusService.js:175:20 main@resource:///org/gnome/Shell/Extensions/js/main.js:19:13 run@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/script/package.js:222:19 start@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/script/package.js:206:5 @/usr/share/gnome-shell/org.gnome.Shell.Extensions:1:17

Please abide by the rules here. This discourse is not for technical support.

@rs2009 please provide a way for people to get ahold of you for technical support with UWR.


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Hi @pranavvaid, can you please post your questions on the Telegram group at t.me/ubuntuwebdiscuss?

Sure @eeickmeyer, I’ve requested him to ask at the right place.

@rs2009, surely. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Ubuntu Web 20.04.2

Download: http://linux.darkpenguin.net/distros/ubuntu-unity/ubuntu-web/20.04.2/ubuntu-web-20.04.2-livecd.iso


We now have a new website at https://ubuntu-web.org.

Release notes

  • Web Store: replaced with /e/'s store with many more web apps
  • Bug fix: fixed dash-to-panel failing to load.
  • Anbox: temporarily removed (due to recent Linux kernel updates which break it)


How to: Installation with the new store

  • Download the web app from the store.

Through the UI

  • Open ‘Web Apps’ from the application launcher.
  • Select the downloaded web app.
  • Enter your password to install it.

Using the terminal

  • cd ~/Downloads (echo 'or to where you downloaded the file')
  • echo 'Replace <APP_NAME> in the below command with the name of the app you downloaded earlier.'
  • sudo wappinst '<APP_NAME>.wapp'

Can you link me to the iso file in which i can run android apps.
I’m new here

It is not recommended to use the old ISO and installing the latest updates on it will break Anbox. If you really need to use it, the old ISO can be found at http://linux.darkpenguin.net/distros/ubuntu-unity/ubuntu-web/20.04.1/.

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Thank you
can u leave me your email i wanted to talk about some project that is in my mind.

Great work!!

Any chance of including the Bitwarden, Dark Reader and uBlock Origin extensions by default please?

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Hi everyone, the Anbox-related issues have been fixed in Ubuntu Web and it has once again been made available through an update which was released yesterday. You can install the update from the Software Updater. An ISO too will be provided soon.

As Anbox is comparatively difficult to install currently (I got it running but did not get around a network issue) and you made all the efforts to make it working with the current Ubuntu Kernel, is it possible to install Anbox via your deb for a regular Ubuntu and if so, how?

We have packaged and uploaded Waydroid (new Anbox alternative) and its dependencies for Ubuntu to an APT repository at https://waydroid.ubuntu-web.org. Here’s how to install Waydroid on any Ubuntu-based machine: https://waydroid.ubuntu-web.org/README.txt. I’ve tested it on Ubuntu. Coming soon in Ubuntu Web


Ubuntu Web 20.04.3 has now been released! You can get it from https://ubuntu-web.org/#get-it. The torrent will be updated soon. For support, you can contact us on our Telegram groups at https://t.me/ubuntuwebdiscuss and https://t.me/ubuntuwebannounce or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ubunweb.

This release includes ‘/e/ on WayDroid’. WayDroid is a new popular Anbox alternative and we have ported /e/ 10 to it, along with making a tool to manage it. So, in addition to the PWAs from the /e/ web store, you can now use Android or /e/ apps with native performance (unlike Anbox) from the /e/ store as well in Ubuntu Web. After installing the ISO, you can just launch the ‘/e/ on WayDroid’ app from the launcher and follow the steps. You’ll need a real machine (not a VM) for WayDroid to work.

Any issues with Ubuntu Web 20.04.2 not booting on some non-UEFI machines should now be fixed in 20.04.3.

Although Waydroid is quite stable now, occassional issues can be fixed by restarting it from the ‘/e/ on Waydroid’ tool available in the Ubuntu Web ISO. Note that since WayDroid doesn’t support Nvidia for obvious reasons, if you have an Nvidia GPU, you’ll either need to use the iGPU if your CPU has one or use software-rendering (which might make things slow). Also, WayDroid doesn’t work on live sessions at the moment.


How would we even go about installing Ubuntu Web to try it?

You can follow https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/install-ubuntu-desktop, but you’ll have to download the Ubuntu Web ISO instead of the Ubuntu one.



LXD now supports both LXC Containers and LXD VMs.

For VMs LXD supports quite a few pre-built “images” in the LXD Repo’s… but I asked the LXD team what the chances are Ubuntu Web getting added and it didn’t sound like they had the bandwidth to do that given the LXD Team’s many other projects.

Is there any chance your group could help/maintain an Ubuntu Web “image” for LXD ?

That’s quite interesting. I took a look at that thread and guess I could try maintaining an image for LXD.

Grinch here.

Sure it boots faster and always welcome to have an alternative to these crappy spyware-in-disguise Chromebooks, but who reboots their machine so often it becomes a deal-breaker? Heck, I couldn’t care less if my computer took 5 minutes to boot, as long as it flies during actual use. Stability is much more important.

If it isn’t any lighter on disk space, marginally nicer on RAM, and still needs a good CPU, what’s the typical case use? (I still ask myself the same question every time I come across a Chromebook)

Sure, it’s always up-to-date and removes the problematic part of keeping a computer secured - user intervention. Presumably, it’s also less disruptive than the constant reboot requests that Windows, by default, pushes onto user at the most inconvenient time possible.

Everything is slower when done over the Internet, no matter how good your connection. And internet connections are not exactly the most reliable things: think portals, timeouts, privacy risks, plain old unpredictable lag would make the computer appear slower than it really is.

Ok, documents are stored online and can’t get lost as easily as on a local drive, and presumably always backed-up, more consistently than commun users do, at least.

All right, such a Web-based OS may allow you to go through border butt-checking and still not feel as concerned about your privacy being violated…

Ok, it’s based in Germany, not the US, which is quite refreshing in itself. At least Germany has some privacy laws.

But calling it “privacy-focused” with no document encryption, only because it doesn’t use anything Google, is stretching it.

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