Introducing Ubuntu Desktop 18.04

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Introducing Ubuntu Desktop 18.04

Postby jsun » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 pm

We are happy to introduce Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop AMI product, which is the most versatile and most user friendly desktop image we have introduced so far. Comparing to the previous Ubuntu desktop AMI products, it has the following features
  • 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 Gnome 3/Ubuntu desktop, Lubuntu and Xubuntu, where Xubuntu is the default. Like previous products, you can freely switch desktop among them.

Please check it out at https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B07MC4GYKZ

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
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 3, Lubuntu, Xubuntu (*)
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
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

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