We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
78,821 News Articles

Adafruit Wants to Help You Hack Your Raspberry Pi With This Linux Distro

Getting to your first Raspberry Pi hack? Adafruit’s first Educational Linux Distro might help.

Raspberry Pi has been off to a strong start, with some great hacks, a lot of custom cases, and an official OS update. Now, Adafruit is giving the Raspberry Pi some more love with its first "Educational Linux Distro" to get you to hacking it a little bit sooner.

Adafruits latest distro called Occidentalis is a custom build of Raspbian, a Linux distro optimized for better web browsing and general application performance on the Raspberry Pi. This software update adds sshd on startup, Bonjour networking, Wi-Fi adapter support, and other things to generally make the Raspberry Pi a better communicator with everything youve hooked it up to.

Although Adafruit calls it an educational Linux distro, Occidentalis was not designed for beginners. Instead, it was designed for hardware hackers, so you should know your way around Linux before you download it. Also note that this is big: You can download the four-gigabyte SD image of Occidentalis goodness straight from Adafruit's site.

[Adafruit]

Like this? You might also enjoy&

Get more GeekTech: Twitter - Facebook - RSS | Tip us off | Follow Kevin Lee


IDG UK Sites

3 of the best portable chargers: a solar power charger, a hand-cranked charger, and how to charge...

IDG UK Sites

iOS 8 review: Hands on with the iOS 8 beta

IDG UK Sites

Thinking robots: The philosophy of artificial intelligence and evolving technology

IDG UK Sites

Sharknado 2 VFX: how The Asylum created CG flying man-eating sharks