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PuTTY is a lightweight SSH client that works great with the Raspberry Pi. After downloading onto a Windows PC you can access your Pi's command line and operate your Pi hatless


WinSCP is a FTP client that works great with the Raspberry Pi. Just enter the Pi's IP address, log in and you can start transferring files from your Windows PC to your PI


Win32DiskImager is a utility used for writing disk images to a Micro SD card.
This utility works great with the Raspberry PI

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Create Pi SD cards with Etcher
This utility works great with the Raspberry PI


SD Card Formatter provides quick and easy access to the full capabilities of your SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

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PI Bakery enables users to mix together a customised version of Raspbian with additional ingredients, you drag and drop blocks (just like Scratch) to add extra components. PiBakery then mixes the latest version of Raspbian with its additional sprinkles.



Raspbian is the Foundation's official supported operating system and is based off Linux Debian. Raspbian comes pre-installed with plenty of software for education, programming and general use. It has Python, Scratch, Sonic Pi, Java, Mathematica and more. Unless specified Rasbian will be used on all projects on this page.

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NOOBS is an easy operating system installer which contains Raspbian. It also provides a selection of alternative operating systems which are then downloaded from the internet and installed

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Berryboot is a simple operating system installer and boot selection screen for ARM devices such as the Raspberry Pi and Cubieboard. It allows you to put multiple Linux distribution on a single SD card.

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Ubuntu MATE is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. The image is functional and based on the regular Ubuntu. We have done what we can to optimise the build for the Raspberry Pi 2 and one can comfortably use applications such as LibreOffice.

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Fedora Remix is a distribution comprised of software packages from the Fedora ARM project, plus a small number of additional packages that are modified from the Fedora versions.

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Pidora is another Fedora based OS that is included in NOOBS. I have not been able to get this to boot. I have read that it only works on Pi 1 boards.

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RISC OS for the Raspberry Pi is a complete desktop system and collection of applications to get you started.

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Cent OSis an open source, community-supported and enterprise-ready distribution of Linux based on the publicly available sources of the commercial and highly acclaimed RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) operating system

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Kali Linux is the new generation of the industry-leading penetration testing and security auditing Linux distribution. Join the ever growing group of highly skilled Offensive Security users. Kali Linux is a complete re-build of BackTrack from the ground up, adhering completely to Debian development standards. Certified Professionals do hands-on, real world penetration testing with Kali Linux.

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Parrot Security is a GNU/LINUX distribution based on Debian. It was built in order to perform cloud based penetration tests, Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation, Computer Forensics and Anonymous Surfing. It has been developed by Frozenbox's Team.

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PiNet is a free and open source project for helping schools set up and manage a Raspberry Pi classroom. It has been developed alongside teachers with feedback from over 15 countries across the world. The server software is installed on a computer running Ubuntu Linux (can be virtual). Then you connect the server and Raspberry Pis together by using a wired network.

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PiCore is an open source software project derived from the well known Tiny Core Linux distribution, but engineered to be used on a Raspberry Pi computer board. It will provide users with a minimal desktop/development environment for building operating systems based on Tiny Core.

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Snappy Ubuntu Core is a new rendition of Ubuntu with transactional updates - a minimal server image with the same libraries as today’s Ubuntu, but applications are provided through a simpler mechanism. The snappy approach is faster, more reliable, and lets us provide stronger security guarantees for apps and users — that’s why we call them “snappy” applications.

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Windows 10 IoT Core is optimized for smaller devices with or without a display. It utilizes the rich, extensible Universal Windows Platform API for building great solutions. It brings the power of Windows to your device and makes it easy to integrate richer experiences with your devices such as natural user interfaces, searching, online storage and cloud based services

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Prota OS can remotely control light bulbs, power outlets, monitor security cameras, and operate MicroBots. Thanks to its unique web-based user interface, you can access and use Prota OS remotely from any smartphone, tablet or computer with an HTML5 compatible browser.

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Minepeon is abitcoin mining Linux distro for the Raspberry Pi

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PiPlay, formerly called PiMAME. The pre built Raspberry Pi OS made for gaming and emulation.

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The RetroPie Project started with the idea of turning the Raspberry Pi into a retro-gaming console and evolved ever since. Besides emulators and front-ends, a full retro-gaming experience also involves game pads or joysticks.

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Recall Box,Recalbox allows you to re-play a variety of videogame consoles and platforms in your living room, with ease! RecalboxOS is free, open source and designed to let you create your very own recalbox in no time!

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OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.

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OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player based on Linux and founded in 2014 that lets you play back media from your local network, attached storage and the Internet. OSMC is the leading media center in terms of feature set and community and is based on the Kodi project


OpenELEC is designed to be as lightweight as possible in terms of size and complexity, meaning your HTPC becomes no harder to configure than your satellite box or DVD player. With its small footprint, OpenELEC is also ideal for today's small form factor systems, so you won't need a big desktop computer in your living room!

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Volumio, is a free and Open Source Linux Distribution, designed and fine-tuned exclusively for music playback. It runs on a variety of devices,

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Rune Audio, is a free and open source software that turns embedded hardware into Hi-Fi music players. Take an inexpensive, silent and low-consumption mini-PC and make it perform as an high fidelity digital source.

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Pi MusicBox, you can create a cheap (Sonos-like) standalone streaming music player for Spotify, Google Music, SoundCloud, Webradio, Podcasts and other music from the cloud. Or from your own collection from a device in your network.

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MagPI Magazine

The official magazine of the Raspberry Pi.


MagPI Magazine Issue 50

50th issue of MagPi Magazine.


MagPI Magazine Project Book

The MagPi Magazine Project Book.


MagPI Magazine Project Book Volume 2

The MagPi Magazine Project Book Volume 2


MagPI Magazine Conquer the Command Line

Learn how to navigate the command line in this issue of the MagPI magazine.


Raspberry Pi Education Manual

A resource book to get you started with your Raspberry Pi.


MCM Electronics Raspberry Pi Guide

The official guide for the Raspberry Pi from MCM Electronics



This great simulator lets you code and test a virtual sense hat in your BROWSER!!! There are controls for various conditonal variables and there are even instructions for some sense hat projects.



This electronic circuit simulator is highly interactive giving the feeling of playing with real components. It's very helpful for experimentation and visualization. Best of all, thanks to the power of HTML5, no plug-ins are required!


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