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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi OS, a tiny computer module with a 16-core CPU, and a Quick Look clone for Windows

The developers of Raspberry Pi OS have released a new build that eliminates the default “pi” user account, which means that in the interest of security you’ll need to create a new account when setting up the operating system for Raspberry Pi computers. Meanwhile SolidRun has introduced a new system on a module that it […]

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Raspberry Pi OS enters the 64-bit era (but 32-bit is still the default option)

Raspberry Pi has been using 64-bit processors for its tiny, low-cost computers since the organization launched the Raspberry Pi 3 in early 2016. But up until now the official Raspberry Pi OS has been 32-bit only. Now, after months of beta testing, the folks at Raspberry Pi have released the first official build of Raspberry Pi […]

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Raspberry Pi OS gets a legacy version to offer extended stability

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of its first Raspberry Pi OS (Legacy). It’s a new-but-old OS aimed at giving developers a platform that won’t see major changes quite as often as the main branch of the operating system. Legacy will be based on the Debian oldstable release — which is currently Debian […]

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Lilbits: DIY Raspberry Pi 400 with 8GB RAM, Raspberry Pi OS update, and OnePlus Nord Pac-Man Edition

A hardware hacker figured out how to double the RAM on a Raspberry Pi 400 the hard way (because there is no easy way). Speaking of Raspberry Pi, the folks behind the official OS for the single-board computer have released a new build that’s based on Debian 11 Bullsye. Meanwhile OnePlus is teasing a new […]

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Lilbits: GMK’s 2.4 inch mini PC is now available, Android picks up new features, and Raspberry Pi OS gains performance enhancements

The GMK NucBox mini PC that I reviewed this summer is now available for purchase from GMK or Amazon, no crowdfunding campaign required. The unit I tested in August was a pre-release model and offered decent performance for a Windows PC in a 2.4″ x 2.4 ” x 1.7″ case. But I wasn’t able to […]