Ubuntu VNC Desktop Release

The first version of the Ubuntu VNC Desktop AMI has been released on the Amazon Marketplace.

This image contains Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS (x86_64) using the lightweight XFCE desktop environment. VNC is already installed and configured to launch at startup so you can access the instance graphically. The image provides full OpenGL (with GLX) support for running 3D applications. The image can be launched on CPU only or GPU backed instance types. The correct settings will automatically be loaded depending on the hardware, and any instances with NVIDIA GPUs will use official NVIDIA drivers. This allows you to fully utilize the GPU instances for any graphics intensive applications.

The Marketplace listing is pre-configured, so you can quickly get started with this AMI with the click of a button; all you need is an AWS account.