Canonical Achieves Broad Industry Buy-In For Snappy Ubuntu

Canonical, creator of the Ubuntu operating system, has been aggressively pitching itself as the enabler for a world of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This enablement has occurred via its “Snappy” Ubuntu core, the most recent rendition of Ubuntu which is a cut down operating system. Snappy shares the same libraries as today’s Ubuntu but via a simpler mechanism. Canonical points to Snappy’s upgradeability and core security as differentiators that will help it succeed in this space.