I was reading info on this Wiki. It says...
With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and its ARMv7-based BCM2709 processor, it is now possible to run Ubuntu directly on the Raspberry Pi.
Note that the information on this page currently only applies to the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3, not the original Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi 3 does not (yet) work with official Ubuntu images out of the box, but unofficial images are available.
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last edited 2016-08-09 13:18:45 by ssweeny
But the Ubuntu download page says
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS includes support for the very latest ARM-based server systems powered by certified 64-bit processors
I know there is an "Ubuntu MATE" OS that works on a Raspberry Pi, but I would rather use official Ubuntu images since they offer long term support. In the quote above, they reference an "ARMv7" but I just bought a Raspberry Pi 3 and it is a "64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU", which sounds like the official Ubuntu images should work.
My question is, does Ubuntu's latest download work on a Raspberry Pi 3 with a "64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU"?
EDIT: The reason I ask is because I would like to run MongoDB. Judging from this discussion (jira.mongodb.org/browse/SERVER-1811), recent support has been offered
ARM support will apply for Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit on ARMv8 or newer.
But it's only supported for the release of Ubuntu I highlighted above. So it sounds like I'm stuck waiting for one of the followin A) Raspberry Pi support for Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit on ARMv8 B) Raspberry Pi support for MongoDB v3.4
I tried the MongoDB v2.1.1 for the Raspberry Pi, but it's too out dated and doesn't offer the supporting functions I'm looking for. I should also note, if you haven't realized this already, I'm running a database server on the Pi so I don't use GUI or GPIO features on the pi.