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Raspberry Pi Imager update

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just in time for the holidays, we’ve updated Raspberry Pi Imager to add some new functionality. New submenu support: previous versions of Raspberry Pi Imager were limited to a single level of submenu. This limitation has been fixed so we can group images into different categories, such as general purpose operating systems, media players, and […]

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Build an IoT device with Ubuntu Appliance and Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 4 minutes The new Ubuntu Appliance portfolio provides free images to help you turn your Raspberry Pi into an IoT device: just install them to your SD card and you have all the software you need to make a media server, get started with home automation, and more. Canonical’s Rhys Davies is here to tell us all […]

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Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve made a simpler way to image your microSD card with Raspbian, the official Raspberry Pi operating system, and other operating systems. Introducing our new imaging utility, Raspberry Pi Imager. Simplifying the Raspberry Pi experience For me, one of the most important aspects of the Raspberry Pi experience is trying to make it as easy […]

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SD Card Speed Test

Reading Time: 6 minutes Since we first launched Raspberry Pi, an SD card (or microSD card) has always been a vital component. Without an SD card to store the operating system, Raspberry Pi is pretty useless*! Over the ensuing eight years, SD cards have become the default removable storage technology, used in cameras, smartphones, games consoles and all sorts […]

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Buster – the new version of Raspbian

Reading Time: 7 minutes Amid all the furore about the release of a certain new piece of hardware, some people may have missed that we have also released a new version of Raspbian. While this is required for Raspberry Pi 4, we’ve always tried to maintain software backwards-compatibility with older hardware, and so the standard Raspbian image for all […]

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Debian turns 25

Reading Time: 2 minutes Want to feel old? Debian, the popular free Unix-like operating system based on the Linux kernel and GNU userland, is turning 25. Composed entirely of free software, Debian is maintained and packaged entirely by volunteers. Announced to the world by Ian Murdock 25 years ago this week, the first internal release, Debian 0.01, took place in […]

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An elephant being eaten by a snake: Easter eggs on your Pi

Reading Time: < 1 minute Grab your Raspberry Pi, everyone — we’re going on an Easter egg hunt, and all of you are invited! When they’re not chocolate, Easter eggs are hidden content in movies, games, DVD menus, and computers. So open a terminal window and try the following: 1. A little attitude Type aptitude moo into the terminal window and […]

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Raspbian update: supporting different screen sizes

Reading Time: 5 minutes You may have noticed that we released a updated Raspbian software image yesterday. While the main reason for the new image was to provide support for the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, the image also includes, alongside the usual set of bug fixes and minor tweaks, one significant chunk of new functionality that is […]