Raspberry Pi Board and list of Best OS for Rasp Pi Single Board Computer

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Raspberry Pi Single Board Compute Module for IoT Development :

The Raspberry Pi board is a small and cheapest computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects.

This board is true replacement for your CPU, so it called as tiny computer. This is more useful for Internet of Things applications (IoT) & embedded projects.

Do It Yourself (DIY) projects can be do by using Raspberry Pi board.

It gives fun and learning experience in school for students, it makes learn programming easy and at affordable prize for everyone.

Different Types Rasp Pi Boards:

Model Released Date
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B – Latest (Recommended)

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B – Third generation (Recommended)

Feb 2019

February 2016

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B – Second generation February 2015
Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ July 2014
Raspberry Pi 1 Model B
Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+
Raspberry Pi 1 Model A
Raspberry Pi Zero

Above boards compatible with following all operating System, all mentioned below OS are Best for Raspberry Pi.


See alsoWhat is Raspberry Pi Zero & Pi Zero-W? ||Comparison between Pi 3, Pi Zero & Pi Zero-W


List of BEST Raspberry Pi OS


Raspbian is the Foundation’s official supported operating system.

Raspbian is a open source operating system based on Debian specially optimized for the Raspberry Pi Development Board hardware.

Raspbian Operating system comes pre-installed with many software for education, programming and other general use.

It has Python,Java, Scratch, Sonic Pi, Mathematica and more.

Raspbian provides more than a only pure OS, it ready with over 35,000 packages, pre-compiled software bundled  in a nice format for simple & few click installation on your Raspberry Pi.


Ubuntu MATE operating system is a stable, easy-to-use with a configurable desktop environment.

It is best for those who want the most out of their computers and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor

Ubuntu provides ready to run image for Raspberry Pi boards.

Ubuntu MATE makes modern computers fast and your old computers usable.


Ubuntu Core is the the lightweight, robust and secure operating system for the internet of things. you can use this with Raspberry Pi boards for IoT development.


This free operating system built for the Internet of Things
• Windows 0 IoT Core is a version of Windows 10 that is optimized for smaller devices with or without a display,

See alsoWhat is Windows 10 IoT core?: Operating System for Internet of Things

5.  OSMC

OSMC stands for Open Source Media Center.

IT is is a open source media player based on Linux and available freely.

It is simple, easy to use and it can install in few minutes.

OSMC lets you play back media from Internet, attached storage and even from your local network.


LibreELEC runs Kodi, an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media.


PiNET is free and open source projects for helping schools set up and manage a Raspberry Pi classroom.


It is fast and easily customized operating system for ARM devices.
• RISC OS is a computer operating system designed in Cambridge, England by Acorn.

9. Raspberry Weather

Raspberry Weather is Use with Raspberry Pi Boards to build your own weather station.

See also15 free IoT Operating System | Internet of Things (IoT) development OS



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Naval Allurwar
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