Raspberry Pi software update brings VLC media player (with hardware-accelerated video playback)

The Raspberry Pi line of single-board computers can run a variety of operating systems, but there is one operating system that’s officially supported by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It’s called Raspbian and it’s GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian. This week the Raspberry Pi team released a new version with a new Python development tool called […]

PIXEL is the new desktop environment for Raspberry Pi’s Raspbian OS

Raspbian is a Linux-based operating system optimized to run on Raspberry Pi’s tiny, inexpensive, low-power computers. It’s not the only OS that you can run on a Raspberry Pi, but it’s one of the more popular options… especially for beginners. And now Raspbian is getting a new look, thanks to a new desktop environment called […]

Raspbian update brings Bluetooth support for Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi line of tiny, inexpensive computers can run a wide range of software. But one of the easiest ways to get started is with Raspbian, an operating system that’s based on Debian Linux and which is optimized for Raspberry Pi hardware. When the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the Raspberry Pi 3 in February […]

Chromium beta now available for the Raspberry Pi

Developer Liam McLoughlin is still working on porting the Chromium OS operating system to run on the Raspberry Pi $35 mini-computer. But today he’s released the next best thing – a beta version of the Chromium web browser designed to run on the Raspbian Linux operating system. Raspbian is a version of Debian Linux optimized […]

Raspbian Linux now available for Raspberry Pi: Up to 40 percent faster than Debian

Raspbian is a Linux-based operating system optimized for the Raspberry Pi, a low power, inexpensive mini-computer with a 700 MHz ARM11 processor. Up until recently, the folks behind the little computer had recommended using Debian Linux for an operating system. But benchmarks show Raspbian to be up to 40 percent faster at some tasks. That’s […]

Raspbian: The fastest operating system for the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is tiny $35 computer with a 700 MHz ARM11 processor and 256MB of RAM. While it won’t run Windows, it can run a variety of Linux-based operating systems including Debian, Fedora, and even Raspbmc — an operating system designed around the XBMC Media Center application. But the Raspberry Pi’s ARM-based processor isn’t […]