RPi Desktop O/S choice

  1. last year

    scott b

    23 Nov 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro local coffee shop

    At 2am in the morning I should not be on Amazon with their black friday deals. I bought a RPi 3B+ and was curious which of the many RPi O/Ses out there that yall prefer? I am looking at putting a “desktop” on the RPi.

    Thanks and have a good weekend!

  2. Tanner L

    is not verified 23 Nov 2018 Pre-Release Testers Canada
    Edited last year

    Geez, I need new glasses. I read that as R.I.P.

    I have a back-burner project to run Hylafax on Slackware-ARM, but haven't started it yet.

  3. Eugene D

    23 Nov 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Canada scispec.ca

    Good morning Scott :)

    I prefer the Raspbian Operating System as it is easy to install, fully supported for Raspberry Pi systems, and is fast on the Raspberry Pi hardware. I have tried a few other Linux systems and I seem to run into incompatibility bugs with them on the Raspberry Pi, or the other Operating Systems are too large. The large non-Raspbian operating systems usually run slower. The Raspbian has been compatible, there are many good and frequent updates, and it has not caused issues with the hardware.

  4. Jason K

    23 Nov 2018 Pre-Release Testers

    +1 for Raspbian

  5. Gavin S

    23 Nov 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, Forum Moderators, MVP UK

    Yep, Raspbian is the main OS, the officially supported one and the one to use unless you have a specific reason not to.

    That said, if you want to experience a completely different OS - not Linux-based - try RISC OS. Brits may recognise it, Americans probably won't. It's literally the original ARM OS.

  6. Mark C

    23 Nov 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Spain 03170

    I am using DietPI (which is based upon raspbian) mainly as it does not come loaded with a whole heap of useless applications, I know raspbian recently introduced a low impact version, but it still has some silly inclusions (from my point of view).
    DietPi feels more professional in its direction where raspbian still feels a bit hobby, not that that is a bad thing, just not much good for a real product in my circumstance.

  7. Frederick R

    23 Nov 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Jacksonville, Florida

    +1 for Raspbian.


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