PIXEL: The new Raspberry Pi operating system

It has long, Raspbian serves as a "workhorse" for most users Raspberry Pi. Being based on Debian ensure compatibility and stability, but if something was definitely in the background, is its appearance. That brings us to detail PIXEL, a kind of "cosmetic renovation" in Raspbian, with a more polished interface, replacing multiple programs, and new wallpapers.

Most projects based on the Raspberry Pi comparten el mismo punto de partida: Descargar una imagen de Raspbian. Obviously, he Raspberry Pi It is compatible with other operating systems, but he knew Raspbian provide comfort, familiarity and compatibility that many riders waiting Linux. The funny thing is that Raspbian is not the role of the Foundation Affiliate Project Raspberry Pi, and on the official website of Raspbian they indicate that the foundation distributes "its own image" of the operating system, but in truth they have been doing much more than that. During the past two years, the foundation worked in a personal version of Raspbian, taking away from his spartan profile and approaching what most users see when you think of an operating system. Let us make a place for PIXEL.

I have no idea what Google opine name, but PIXEL equivale a «Pi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight». The first change to note is that the "wall of text" in the initialization Raspbian was replaced by a "splash screen" which brings the version number. Developers say the presence of that screen will not slow the boot process, and that times will be identical. Then we moved to other aesthetic elements, as windows, icons, and wallpapers. Light curves in windows, a new design icon that seeks to balance the balance between productivity and entertainment, and a total of 16 new images to decorate the desk set the pace of the new PIXEL.

Now, On the technical side we also find changes. La primera es el reemplazo del navegador Epiphany (mejor conocido como Web en entornos GNOME) por Chromium. I It is a build of Chromium specially prepared for Raspberry Pi, and it includes a pair of extensions aimed at improving performance, starting with h264ify. Then appears RealVNC, which should greatly simplify remote management Raspberry Pi, and finally, Sense emulator HAT. These modifications make it a little more demanding operating system in general, and it is possible that the original models Raspberry Pi not pass so well with Chromium, but I think worth a try. If things go wrong, you can always return to a Raspbian unmodified.

Source | NEOTEO
Posted by Lisandro Pardo

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