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Ubuntu Web 20.04.3

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Ubuntu Web 20.04.3 has now been released! You can get it from https://ubuntu-web.org/#get-it. For extremely old machines, the BIOS ISO is also available at http://linux.darkpenguin.net/distros/ubuntu-unity/ubuntu-web/20.04.3/bios.

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.

Here’s how to install and use the phone (Android) apps: https://twitter.com/ubunweb/status/1459911680264073221

Here’s how to use the web apps: https://twitter.com/ubunweb/status/1459915399647035396

Any issues with Ubuntu Web 20.04.2 not booting on some 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.

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