Choose a perfect OS for your Raspberry Pi asper your need
Till now we discussed about what is a Raspberry pi and what are the versions or members present in Raspberry pi eco system. And hopefully you have Raspberry Pi for yourself. But now the problem is Raspberry Pi is just a piece of hardware. So, to make it functional you should have a Operating system. But there are several options are present in the market, so which one is best for your needs? Here we have short listed some famous Operating systems and try to find out which one is best for your project needs.
This is the official Operating system from Raspberry Pi organisation. This OS comes with all the necessary drivers and softwares which is necessary for User convenience, and it gives you a privilege to use your pi as a desktop pc. It is the most optimized one among all the other Operating systems present in this eco systems. It is a debian based linux distribution. Key features of this OS are
- Easy to use User Interface.
- Pre installed drivers and softwares.
- Good Ram and CPU optimization.
This operating system is a light weight Ubuntu distribution. It has all the drivers and softwares pre installed. Has a attractive UI and it gives you a privilege to use your pi as a desktop pc. But the Ram and CPU management in this operating system is not that much good because of its heavy GUI.
Kali linux is one of the most famous operating system among Panitratio testers and hackers. So, the developers of Kali linux org make a light weight operating system using linux kernel,to make a portable hacking machines out of a Raspberry PI. It comes with a bunch of Penetration tools with a well known Kali linux user interface. So if you are looking for a portable hacking machine then it will be the best option for you.
Windows IOT is basically a striped out variant of windows 10 operating system. Microsoft company is the owner of this operating system and they build this one for the iot porpoises. It is not an open source operating system at all. But if you are familiar with windows operating ssystem. Then, you can go for it as it uses the windows command line and supports all the windows systems commands.
Kodi is a non-profitable and open source media player operating system by XBMC foundation. It converts your pi into a media station from which you can stream live TV and also all the online contents. It has an attractive UI which can be customized as per the users needs. You can also install some third party software in this platform. So if you wanna convert your old TV into a smart one then it will be a correct choice for your project.
Retro pi is one of the famous operating system present in the market as it converts your pi into a gaming emulator. So if you wanted to make a gaming console then this will be the write choice for you. You can play all the retro video games like Super Mario, Contra and all the Nintendo games.