Canonical and ARM have jointly announced today that they are porting Ubuntu to the ARMv7 processor architecture in time for the release of Ubuntu 9.04
(the Jaunty Jackalope
). Ubuntu is coming to the ARM platform for emerging netbooks
and hybrid computers using this architecture.
Supported by the ARMv7 architecture are ARM Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9 processor-based systems. The press release regarding this official Canonical port can be read here
. After support for Ubuntu on Sun's SPARC architecture
was dropped earlier this year (just two years after Canonical announced SPARC support
), the primary architectures currently supported by Ubuntu are x86 and x86_64.