Hardware

Choosing a Raspberry Pi OS? Here's the definitive list

Who wants Pi?

Whether you want to use the $35 Raspberry Pi computer as a media center, retro games console or desktop PC -- the credit card-sized device has got you covered.

But that's only the start of what the smash-hit machine is capable of.

As a board meant for tinkerers, who aren't scared of dropping down to the command line or breaking out the soldering iron, it's no surprise the Pi can run all manner of weird and wonderful systems.

While we've already covered the most popular OSes the Pi can run--here, here and here--this list rounds up the myriad remaining free systems, aimed at both novice and experienced users of the Pi.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation

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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.