Samsung decided to enable the long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) operating system as primary GNU/Linux distribution for its Samsung ARTIK platform instead of the existing OS, which wasn’t mentioned in the press announcement. Choosing Ubuntu as primary Linux distro is a great move as it lets ARTIK???s developers access various of the supported connectivity options, such as Zigbee, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Samsung will enable Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for the Samsung ARTIK 5 and 7 families of modules effective immediately, which will integrate directly with the ARTIK customization, platform software and ARTIK IDE (Integrated Development Environment). The Samsung ARTIK platform is known to accelerate the product development process for companies, as well as to help them reduce costs and time to market.