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!
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.
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.
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.
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.