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3. Choosing Operating Systems for Raspberry Pi

Guy Hart-Davis

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After choosing the hardware for your Raspberry Pi deployment, you’ll need to decide which operating system or systems to run on the computers. Raspberry Pi computers can run a wide range of operating systems, from the customized Raspbian operating system supplied by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to media-center operating systems and specialized RISC operating systems.

In this chapter, we’ll start by looking at Raspbian and the other operating systems that you can install alongside it automatically in a multi-boot ...

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