Articles about Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Pico W is a $6 wireless-enabled microcontroller for IoT projects

A year ago, the Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled the Raspberry Pi Pico, a $4 microcontroller designed for physical computing projects. Easily programmed using MicroPython, it was designed for tasks like controlling lights, buttons, sensors, motors, and even other microcontrollers.

Today, after having sold nearly two million Pico boards, the Foundation announces the Raspberry Pi Pico W which adds 802.11n wireless networking to the platform.

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Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish can replace Microsoft Windows 11 on your PC

The developers over at Canonical have been busy baking a yummy new version of Ubuntu recently, and following a brief beta period, it is finally time to take the open-source operating system out of the oven. Yes, folks, the stable Ubuntu 22.04 is finally here!

Code-named "Jammy Jellyfish," Ubuntu 22.04 is an "LTS" version, which stands for "Long Term Support." Yeah, that means exactly what it sounds like. The Linux distribution will be supported for a long time -- five years to be exact. Very nice.

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Linux and Raspberry Pi machines become top targets for credential hacking

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New research shows that hackers are regularly gaining access to servers with the same commonly used -- often default -- passwords.

The data from Bulletproof also reveals that default Raspberry Pi usernames and logins feature prominently on the list of top default credentials used by hackers.

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Got a Raspberry Pi? Install Raspberry Pi OS (64-bit) on it now!

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been working on a 64-bit build of its Raspberry Pi OS for a while now, and after a successful beta trial it's finally ready to make it available to anyone with a compatible Pi.

It has been possible to run a 64-bit build of the OS since Raspberry Pi 3 arrived in 2016, but the Foundation has stuck with the 32-bit platform in order to "maximise compatibility between devices and to avoid customer confusion".

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The new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W arrives priced at $15

The Raspberry Pi Foundation released the first Raspberry Pi Zero nearly six years ago, and it proved so popular it was sold out for months. The fact it was priced at just $5 helped. It was followed up by the wireless-enabled Zero W for $10, and today the company launches a successor to that model.

Priced at $15, the new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W uses the same Broadcom BCM2710A1 SoC die as the original Raspberry Pi 3. The quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A53 CPU is clocked at 1GHz, delivering a 40 percent increase in single-threaded performance and 5x times more multi-threaded performance than the Zero W.

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Recycle your old Raspberry Pi for free, and get money off a new one

I’ve bought quite a few Raspberry Pi over the years, upgrading each time a new model comes out. While I still use my Raspberry Pi 4 regularly, the older models are just gathering dust somewhere in the house.

OKdo has come up with a solution to this waste, partnering with Raspberry Pi and the Sony Technology Center to create OKdo Renew, an official scheme to renew old Raspberry Pi boards, and it's offering a financial incentive to get people to make use of it.

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Raspberry Pi announces its next generation Power over Ethernet (PoE) HAT, but there is a catch

The latest product to join the Raspberry Pi family is a new Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT. This version is more powerful, runs cooler and implements the 802.11at PoE+ standard which means it can deliver up to 25W of power.

The previous model will remain in production for a while, and but, like a lot of computer products, it’s affected by the current global semiconductor shortage.

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Kodi 19 Matrix-based LibreELEC 10 BETA 1 Linux distro is here, but some Raspberry Pi devices are discontinued

Kodi is an excellent open source media player that provides the user with an immersive experience. While the software gets a bad reputation due to people using it for piracy, many folks only use it for legal media consumption. As more and more illegal Kodi add-on maintainers face legal trouble, and streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ remain competitively priced, fewer folks are seeking pirated content nowadays.

Not familiar with LibreELEC? Please know it is a Linux distribution that exists solely to run Kodi. It supports many hardware configurations, including traditional x86_64 for PC and some ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi 4. Following the release of Kodi 19 "Matrix," LibreELEC 10 BETA 1 finally becomes available for download. Sadly, support for the Raspberry Pi 0 and 1 is now discontinued.

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How to install Microsoft Visual Studio Code on Raspberry Pi

If you’re not familiar, Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is an open source C development environment from Microsoft. It is available for Windows, macOS and x64 Linux, and now you can run it on Raspberry Pi too.

The tool supports text editing, full web development (with JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js) and git source code control. It supports extensions too (although not all of them), so you can further expand its capabilities.

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Linux-based Raspberry Pi OS is secretly installing a Microsoft repo

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Raspberry Pi owners are being warned that the officially supported Raspberry Pi OS installs a Microsoft repo without notification.

A recent update to the Debian Linux-based operating system -- previously known as Raspbian -- secretly installs a Microsoft apt repository that can call home to the company's servers. For anyone concerned about telemetry in general, or who is trying to avoid contact with the Windows maker, this is clearly not good news and raises questions about trust.

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Raspberry Pi Pico is a $4 microcontroller for projects

The Raspberry Pi itself is a powerful, low-cost device that can be used for a wide number of tasks, from playing games to learning how to program.

Today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation takes the wraps off Raspberry Pi Pico, a $4 microcontroller designed for physical computing projects. It can be used to control lights, buttons, sensors, motors, and even other microcontrollers.

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Arch Linux-based Manjaro ARM 20.12 is here for Raspberry Pi 4, Pinebook, Odroid N2, and more

ARM is the future of desktop computing, and once again, Apple is leading the mainstream in this regard -- its new M1 Mac computers have been very well received. True, Microsoft had Windows on ARM first, but the reality is, consumers didn't care about that. Apple has made desktop computing on ARM popular.

With all of that said, Linux on ARM predates both Windows and macOS on ARM, and quite frankly, Linux is better equipped to scale to different architectures. The newest Raspberry Pi 4 computer, for instance, can run desktop Linux distros like a champ. And now, Arch Linux-based Manjaro ARM 20.12 is here for Raspberry Pi 4, Pinebook, Odroid N2, and more.

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Give your Raspberry Pi 4 a performance boost with the new $5 Case Fan

Some Raspberry Pi owners are more than happy to leave their devices uncased, but others prefer to add an enclosure just so it looks smarter.

If you’re a case owner and are concerned about heat building up inside, then the Raspberry Pi Foundation has you covered with a new, official Case Fan designed to keep things cool and help you squeeze more performance out of a Raspberry Pi 4.

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The Raspberry Pi 400 is a brand new $70 desktop PC you can buy right now

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has taken the wraps off its latest product, and it’s a faster, cooler 4GB Raspberry Pi 4, integrated into a compact keyboard.

You can buy either just the computer, or as a kit which adds everything you need to get started for just $30 more.

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Linux in education: ViewSonic donates 300 Raspberry Pi devices to students

There is a lot of negativity in the world these days such as the COVID-19 pandemic, record unemployment, and the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Sometimes it can feel like positive news doesn't exist anymore. The truth is, good news is always happening, but it isn't always reported.

Well, today we are happy to report a feel-good story. Popular company Viewsonic, known for manufacturing high-quality computer displays, is donating 300 Raspberry Pi thin clients to the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs. These little computers are a great tool for teaching kids about Linux.

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