Five more operating systems for the Raspberry Pi 2

The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B launched earlier this year, offering a more powerful machine capable of running a wider variety of software.

The new $35 Linux board has double the memory of first generation Pis, a quad-core 900MHz processor and the ARMv7 architecture used by many mid-range smartphones.

In the months since the Pi 2 launched developers have ported an increasing number of operating systems to the board.

Here are five more OSes to try out, if our original round-up left you wanting more.

Ubuntu 15.04 Mate

The latest release of the popular Linux OS, Ubuntu, with the Mate desktop.

Mate offers a desktop experience similar to that offered by earlier versions of Windows and is a continuation of the GNOME 2 desktop used by many different Linux distributions

It can also run on less powerful hardware than that required by Ubuntu's default Unity desktop environment.

Instructions on how to download and install the OS are available here.

Image: Ubuntu Mate

By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.