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Try pre-built images

Ubuntu Core runs on a variety of hardware, and pre-built images are available for amd64 and ARM platforms (among others). These images can also be installed on a virtual machine.

Pre-built images are ideal for exploration and experimentation, but they are not intended for deployment or use at scale. They include snaps to provide an onboarding and evaluation experience, alongside an SSH connection, and these are unlikely to be required in your own Ubuntu Core deployment.

Ubuntu Core has instead been designed to facilitate creating, deploying, and managing secure custom images running on your hardware.

To learn how to create your own custom image, see our Build an image guide.

Install Ubuntu Core on a VM
Try Ubuntu Core without any specific hardware from within a virtual machine
Try a pre-built image
Install a pre-built Ubuntu Core image in a supported testing platform

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