Finally I found some time to play with my brand new RaspBerry Pi. But which distro should I use? And what the heck is a RaspBerry Pi?
The RaspBerry Pi is a credit-card sized computer, running on a ARM (11) based processor, running at 700mhz and has 256MB RAM. An Ethernet connection for network/internet capability, two USB 2.0 slots, HDMI and SD-card slot. There are different distros available, here is a quick overview.
Debian “squeeze” (If you’re just starting out, this is the image we recommend you use), Arch Linux ARM (simplicity and full control to the end user), QtonPi (optimized for developing and running Qt 5 Apps on Raspberry Pi)
Here is a list of unofficial RPi Images:
- http://www.raspbmc.com/ – the simplistic yet powerful Raspberry Pi media center distribution. (XBMC for the Pi)
- http://openelec.tv/ – an embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC, the open source entertainment media hub.
- http://www.raspbian.org/ – Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian for the Raspberry Pi.
- http://www.slitaz.org/ – providing a fully featured desktop or server in less than 35 MB
- http://puppylinux.org/ – Puppy Linux (…) meant to make computing easy and fast
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