Introducing Ubuntu 20.04LTS AMI

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Introducing Ubuntu 20.04LTS AMI

Postby jsun » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:52 pm

We are happy to introduce Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop AMI product, 2 months after official Ubuntu 20.04 is released. This release has achieved feature parity with Ubuntu 18.04 AMI product, which was the most versatile and most user friendly desktop image in the market. Specifically
  • Support RDP protocol and multiple concurrent user sessions over RDP
  • Support HTTPS secure connection over web browser
  • Support automatic desktop resizing for browser sessions and VNC sessions.
  • Support Ubuntu, Gnome, Lubuntu and Xubuntu, where Xubuntu is the default. Like previous products, you can freely switch desktop among them.
  • Support direct copy'n'paste over https on chrome browser and latest MS Edge browser.

Please check it out at https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B08BRR772D and the ARM64 version at https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B08FCJSTSS

Below a detailed table of comparison among the 3 generations of Ubuntu desktop AMI products.



Features Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 Ubuntu Desktop 18.04/20.04
Protocols supported HTTP, VNC HTTP, VNC HTTP/HTTPS, VNC, RDP
Desktops supported (* : default desktop) Ubuntu/Unity, Kubuntu, Lubuntu (*), Xubuntu Ubuntu/Unity (*), Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu, Gnome, Lubuntu, Xubuntu (*)
VNC port 5901 5901 5900
Initial VNC password EC2 instance ID EC2 instance ID EC2 instance ID
Initial "ubuntu" user password Empty Empty EC2 instance ID
Desktop resizing via setup script via setup script auto-resizing for Web browser sessions and certain VNC clients (e.g., tigerVNC); Client specified sizing for RDP sessions
Copy'n'Paste Yes, via Clipboard widget for browser, and natively supported in VNC clients Yes, via Clipboard widget for browser, and natively supported in VNC clients Yes, via Clipboard widget for browser, and natively supported in VNC/RDP clients; direct copy'n'paste for chrome/edge browsers (20.04 only)
multiple user support No No Yes via RDP protocol
Sound/microphone support No No Yes via RDP protocol
Has 64bit ARM version No Yes Yes
Encrypted connection No No Yes (use https for browser; VNC/TLS use TLS)


Notes:
  • For Ubuntu 20.04, there is a bug in pulseaudio/xrdp. Please run "pulseaudio -k" first if you like to get audio working over RDP session.

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