Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker

Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker is a spin off from the Raspberry Pi 2 initiative for Ubuntu MATE. The basic idea is simple; make as many Ubuntu flavours for the Raspberry Pi 2 and the Raspberry Pi 3 we can.

Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker

Tasty Ubuntu fillings for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3

A community project to make Ubuntu based operating systems for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3.

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Comparison

All the images will fit on a 4GB (or larger) microSHDC card, are pre-configured to enable access to Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 hardware devices such as GPIO, SPI, I2C, etc and include replacement memcpy and memset functionality for the Raspberry Pi to optimise performance. The images also support the integrated Wifi and Bluetooth on the Raspberry Pi 3.

The table below summarises how the images differ from one another.

Ubuntu Server (minimal) Ubuntu Server (standard) Lubuntu Xubuntu Ubuntu MATE
Minimum SDHC card 2GB 2GB 4GB 4GB 8GB
Desktop Environment No No LXDE XFCE MATE
Raspberry Pi 3 Wifi Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Predictable Network Interface Names No No Yes Yes Yes
Community Support No No Yes No Yes
First Boot Wizard No No Yes Yes Yes
Raspberry Pi Python Stack No Yes Yes Yes Yes
omxplayer n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes
Python IDLE n/a n/a No ! No ! Yes
YouTube-DL n/a n/a No ! No ! Yes
Minecraft Pi Edition n/a n/a No ! No ! Yes
Scratch n/a n/a No ! No ! Yes
Sonic Pi n/a n/a No ! No ! Yes
  • ! Not installed by default, but available for install via apt-get.

Screenshots

Here are a few screenshots of Ubuntu MATE to give you a feel for how it looks.

Frequently asked questions

There are some questions we are asked frequently so we’ve compiled a list of answers to the most common questions.

FAQ