It has been confirmed this week that a version of the free and open-source Linux distribution Ubuntu MATE, is currently under development for the new Raspberry Pi 4 mini PC. Recently launched the Pi 4 is a more powerful mini PC offering a number of new features including support for two 4K monitors, USB-C power and a range of ram options offering 1, 2 or 4 GB versions.
Ubuntu MATE 18.04.2 for the Raspberry Pi 3 was unveiled just a few months ago and this week lead developer Martin Wimpress has revealed he is currently working on bringing the Ubuntu MATE desktop environment to the new Raspberry Pi 4. Wimpress tweeted a picture of the new Raspberry Pi 4, writing “This should keep me occuPIed 4 a while.”
OMG!Ubuntu confirmed the news by tweeting “The moment @ubuntu_mate say it will support the new @Raspberry_Pi 4 then, no joke, I’m getting one […].” The official Ubuntu MATE Twitter account quickly responded, saying “Got several hardware projects brewing, and the #raspberrypi 4 is one of them.”
As soon as more details are announced will keep you up to speed as always. For those unfamiliar with Ubuntu MATE, it is an official derivative of Ubuntu uses the MATE desktop environment as its default user interface, based on a fork of GNOME 2, rather than the GNOME 3 desktop environment that is the default user interface for Ubuntu.
— Martin Wimpress (@m_wimpress) 26 June 2019