Less than a year ago, the raspberry company He launched la Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. It was an important update that improved points such as its connectivity, having, among other things, USB-C for power, 2 micro HDMI ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and another 2 USB 3.0 ports, in addition to the Ethernet and Jack for audio. It also increased its RAM, with a higher model being available with up to 4GB of RAM. If this is not enough for you, now they have launched something that may interest you.
The new model of the Raspberry Pi 4 has arrived with 8GB of RAM. Until now, the operating system images for the Raspberry used 32-bit, but with LPAE extensions for the kernel, allowing to address more memory as the native 64-bit. The good news is that the company launched a beta of your operating system for native 64-bit systems: Raspberry PiOS. In this way, it seems that they will abandon the name of Raspbian, the operating system developed by the company for their boards that is based on Debian.
The new Raspberry Pi 4 continues with ARM architecture
Although it is true that 8GB is not the only novelty that the Raspberry Pi 4 brings under its arm, it is true that it changes little else. This version includes new packaging and some new components, such as switch and inductors for power supply. For everything else, it remains as the version released 11 months ago, with a very important Achilles heel for those who want to use the Raspberry as a kind of mini-desktop computer.
Both the new board and Raspberry Pi OS still based on ARM, so you can only use applications that are developed for this architecture. Therefore, if you are thinking of using the latest versions of Firefox or Chrome, you will not be able to until they release a version for this architecture. In fact, Raspbian has always been able to install only the ESR version of Firefox.
Of course, to Caesar what is from Caesar, and with the new versions of the board and the operating system we will be able to take advantage of more RAM than until 24 hours ago, where we could only use up to 3GB due to the 32-bit restrictions. If you are interested, you can buy it from here! by 82.95 €.