Debian + PIXEL Desktop from the Raspberry Pi Foundation


We have already talked about the project in the past PIXEL Desktop, this fantastic desktop environment that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has promoted and developed with the help of the community to make it an attractive, practical, and lightweight environment to adapt well to the hardware of your Raspberry Pi boards. Well, with that said, so far it was geared towards Raspbian, the quintessential operating system or distribution for the Pi board.

For those who do not know PIXEL, it is a very usable desktop environment, simple, fast and with a not inconsiderable design. Uses a development philosophy in which the minimalism is present, and its acronyms correspond to the word to refer to image elements in the digital world, but actually belong to the acronym Pi Improved Xwindows Environment Lightweight.

Well, the simple and friendly environment will now also reach the desktop beyond the Pi, beyond the ARMs for get to the pc x86 that have more than 512MB of RAM, and by extension, also to Mac (if a Linux distro is installed). Specifically, there will be a taste of Debian with PIXEL as the desktop environment for 32-bit machines. So you can test the benefits of PIXEL along with Debian on any computer.

Debian+PIXEL It is already available to get it, although it is still in the testing phase. From the official website they have already announced it as a Christmas gift after months of hard work. Undoubtedly great news and we hope to give many more that come from the Pi Foundation, since it is a clear demonstration that the Raspberry Pi project not only benefits ARM and the IoT through its success, but also contributes a lot to the world Linux in general.

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