Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

Running Ubuntu Desktop on Arm-based laptops

Nov 3, 2023, 5:30 PM
Sigma – Talks (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Sigma – Talks

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (25 Minutes) Linux Desktop


Gordan Markus


In this talk, the speaker will introduce the history of running Ubuntu Desktop on Arm-based platforms, the challenges, and the learnings. Additionally, we will zoom in on the current state of the ecosystem, and the enabled devices with a focus on Lenovo's Thinkpad X13s. The Lenovo X13s features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 system-on-chip, and due to the incredible work of the community, the upstream kernel support has progressed immensely in the past year.

The Linux community has been eagerly waiting for a fully Linux-supported Arm-based desktop solution, and today, we are closer to that goal more than ever! We would like to use this opportunity to bring the community together on this journey, recognize our key partners and call everyone to action in providing us with feedback. Last but not least, we would like to share with you our plans and exciting news!

Session author's bio

With more than a decade in engineering, business development, and leadership roles working with open source software, Gordan is a leader in Canonical's Silicon Alliances organization, developing strategic relationships with the RISC-V ecosystem and various other semiconductor companies. He is passionate about leveraging the unique relationship between the operating system and underlying silicon in creating cutting-edge solutions from cloud to edge. With vast experience in the automotive industry, Gordan has been contributing to several open-source and community projects. Gordan lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, and when not directly working with clients you can usually find him on the football field or along the Swedish coast.

Level of Difficulty Beginner
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