La Raspberry is undoubtedly a device that has gained a lot of popularity among Linux users and it is not for nothing, but thanks to its accessible prices and added to its constant growth It has become a multifunctional device.
And good we must also add the large number of projects that exist for the Raspberry, we have many options to be able to give a space to this great device.
There are several systems for this device, but in this article we are going to talk about its official system is what is Raspbian OS.
This as you could deduce from its name It is a Debian based system which was optimized for Raspberry Pi since this device uses the armhf, ARM v7-A architectures and in their different versions.
Raspbian OS has two versions among which we can choose:
- Raspbian Pixel: This version is the most complete as it is the one that includes the graphical environment, this version is usually the one most used by desktop users.
- Raspbian Lite: This is the reduced version of the system because it is without a graphical environment, so it only has the console mode, this version is the one used for server-type tasks and that they usually include in most of the projects that have to do with what related to creating multimedia servers with the device.
Version Raspbian OS Pixel uses the LXDE desktop environmentThis includes several development tools such as IDLE for the Python or Scratch programming language.
As to web browser finds Midori, we also find the menu "raspi-config" that allows us to configure the operating system without having to modify configuration files manually.
Among its functions, it allows you to expand the ROOT partition to occupy the entire memory card, configure the keyboard, apply overclock, etc.
Raspbian has been updated
The system was updated a few days ago, this due to the recent arrival of the new model of the Raspberry pi which is Raspberry Pi 3+In addition, with this new version they include new functions, new packages and above all the correction of errors.
While one of the great challenges that have come across the development of Raspbian is the problem of compatibility of the applications with the different types of processors that they handle in their different Raspberry presentations.
Well, since the commitment that Raspbian has is that it be fully functional with any version of Raspberry.
A practical example is with Chromium which is no longer compatible with ARM6 processors, which is inside the Raspberry Pi 1 and Pi Zero.
En this new update it has also worked with screen resolutionsSince previously you worked with a button to configure everything to a predetermined value, with this you worked on a predetermined configuration for screens of an average size.
However now a new default tab with multiple options has been included, which adjusts the font size, icon size, and various other settings to values that should work well on high- or low-resolution displays.
Along with this new tool, an option has been added that will allow to support high resolution displays, this option is named pixel doubling.
We find it at the bottom of the System tab, in the Raspberry Pi Settings application.
The reason it was added was as follows:
We included this option to make it easier to use the x86 version of Raspbian with ultra-high resolution displays that have very small pixels, such as Apple's Retina displays. When running our desktop on one of these, the smallness of the pixels made the whole thing too small for comfortable use.
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Finally, if you want to install this new version you can go to its official website and download the version of your liking.
On the other hand, if you have the system already installed and you want to update, you just have to run the following in your terminal:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade