Although it isn’t official, Ubuntu Core–the tiny Internet of Things version of Ubuntu–now runs on the Raspberry Pi 2. There are prebuilt binaries as well as instructions for how to roll your own, if you prefer. You can even access GPIO
Ubuntu Core abandons the old-style Debian packages, in favor of Snap, a new version of the Ubuntu phone’s Click package manager. Snap offers transactional updates. The idea is that all of these “things” on the IoT need to be updated to patch security holes or fix other issues.
As you might expect from an unofficial release, there are some rough edges. However, as you can see in the video below, it is workable, With all the hype about Windows 10 on the same board, it is a good move to push this release out sooner rather than later. Hopefully, the final release won’t be too far away. The Pi 2 is certainly capable enough, with specs that would shame an average desktop PC not too many years ago.