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Ubuntu 20.04 + Raspberry Pi

May 18, 2020

There are many things to like about Raspberry Pi, but its official operating system in not one of those things. It uses an ancient kernel, it lacks many popular packages, and it’s 32 bit, which is a shame. Personally, I also don’t like when hardware manufacturers try to mess with the software, because I believe in division of labor.

That’s why I’m very excited about the fact that Ubuntu have decided to officially support Raspberry Pi in their new and cool 20.04 LTS distribution. I tried it with a couple of Raspberries, and it works like a charm. It has a 5.4 kernel with some back-ported WireGuard code, so it also makes it easier to set up a fast and modern VPN on a Raspberry Pi. In contrast, setting up WireGuard on Raspbian is a bit hacky, to say the least.