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Okay. Now I have got it. Thanks. 🙂 


   
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Posted by: @codecage

The OS is based on the Debian release of Linux, thus the similarities in the ending of the two names.

True.

@sumanta - this is why I mentioned Debian. Agreed some commands and methods are surely different from the true Debian, but it is easier to get versed with those (if you have idea on Debian or Linux flavors) - technically, something like using earlier (older) versions of MS-Office and its newer versions where you find tabs instead of the detailed menu system - both do the same thing but how you access these are the differences.

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To throw a little more into this mix I've been working on a project for a raspberry Pi zero. I found working on the zero was kind of painfully slow so I started doing my work on a raspberry Pi 4 with 32-bit Pi OS and you can take that memory card and put it directly in a pi zero and it will run exactly the same.

Not best case usage of course, but it works very well for what I'm doing.


   
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@codecage

The OS names such as Stretch and Buster etc are names for the Debian distribution and hence also the name for the rpi distribution which, as you say, is based on the Debian distribution.  The next release of Debian is 'bullseye' (currently in testing with no release date set as yet) and thus will also be the name for the rpi OS distribution.   


   
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I think raspberry renamed their OS so they don't follow the debian name scheme anymore. They just started that I think. It's all Raspberry Pi OS now if I'm not mistaken.


   
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@supercharlie

If you do a 

cat /etc/os-release

on a rpi with rpi os what do you see.


   
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If you do a 

cat /etc/os-release

on a rpi with rpi os what do you see.

Not at the keyboard at the moment but I'm sure it probably references a Debian... But also from their website..

Raspberry Pi OS (previously called Raspbian) is our official supported operating system.

I will say that they have to have a Debian in the background so there will always be a buster or a monkey or something as the root so in that you are absolutely correct.

 


   
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As and when Debian bullseye gets released and rpi os gets updated they will have to call their new release something so I assume they will follow on with the os release naming to follow the Debian naming as they did previously with raspbian.   But I assume that the name change from Raspbian to Raspberry Pi OS was some sort of marketing exercise so one never knows what the marketeers will do I suppose.


   
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Yeah I was just considering versioning myself that's not very handy..you would still have to dig down to the debian version to figure out what you've got..


   
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Sid nailed it.  I’d go with the latest Pi4.  Another good option is the Raspberry Pi 400, the new all-in-one computer they built into a keyboard chassis.  It has the GPIO pins as a port on on the back.  Regardless, if you’ve been hacking around with Arduinos, you will not have any issue with the Pi.  Just get one and start fiddling around.

If you aren’t comfortable with Linux, you might want to watch a few YouTube videos to get that way.


   
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Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. 😀 

But, I had a small question, there's another OS for Raspberry Pi named Noobs. Is it useful? Or I will need to install Raspbian separately?


   
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I'm very lucky to have a person from India in the Forum. Can I get genuine products related to Raspberry Pi from Amazon.in?


   
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@sumanta

Posted by: @sumanta

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. 😀 

But, I had a small question, there's another OS for Raspberry Pi named Noobs. Is it useful? Or I will need to install Raspbian separately?

Noobs is not an O/S... it is just an installer to help "newbies" 😉

Use it if you wish, otherwise just download the latest and greatest version available.

Note: - Your Pi might already have it preinstalled on a card for you.

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I should also add that the underlying O/S on all these release flavors and code names is Linux, and that 99% of what you learn on one, will be transferable to another.

Cheers.


   
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@sumanta

Yes, I had mine from Amazon.in. Back then we did not have too many online vendors and options were very limited. Today, things are different - thanks to the vision of our Prime Minister. So definitely there are many others as well who sell genuine products online. Try searching online and am sure you will find better sellers (who have the same products available at lesser prices).

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Posted by: @larrytubbs

Another good option is the Raspberry Pi 400, the new all-in-one computer they built into a keyboard chassis.

built into a keyboard chasis - this had me looking out for this version, and I am in love with the sleek looks and minimality it provides. All I now need is a HDMonitor (I am still using my older PI-3 without any HDMI - and it is now starting to look outdated - I mean, I still have to attach the keyboard, the PI, the Mouse, the monitor) and with this newer model, it looks sleek - I can opt to go without the keyboard attachment.

Added to my wishlist for this year.

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