martedì 3 gennaio 2017

Raspberry PI Distribution List


** First of all: not only Raspberries! **
If you have other boards; Armbian and OpenSuse support a really wide range of them.
Some of the distribution listed below support more boards or x86 CPU but it is not specified for now.

Armbian - Support 44 boards!
Lightweight Debian (Wheezy or Jessie) or Ubuntu (Trusty or Xenial) based distribution specialized for ARM developing boards
Server or XFCE desktop
Legacy or Vanilla kernel.
Compiled from scratch (by Igor Pečovnik)
http://www.armbian.com/
http://www.armbian.com/download/
http://docs.armbian.com/


OpenSuse Tumbleweed - Support 67 boards/devices! (including RPis)
Official Opensuse Tumbleweed for ARM boards, rolling release
Come as Just Enough Os (JeOS) or with E20, XFCE, LXQT desktop
https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:OpenSUSE_on_your_ARM_board
https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Supported_ARM_boards



Still waiting for:

- Official Android
- 64 bit image for Rpi 3



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Raspbian - The official distribution
Based on Debian, Pixel desktop and minimal edition, one image for all models
https://www.raspbian.org/
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/



64 Bit images (Rpi3 only, of course)

Arch Linux ARM
This provides an installation using the mainline kernel and U-Boot.
There is no support for the vendor-provided libraries, extensions, or related software.
Some of the hardware on the board may not work, or it may perform poorly.
https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-3
http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-rpi-3-latest.tar.gz


Devuan beta
Devuan GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian without systemd
https://files.devuan.org/devuan_jessie_beta/embedded/devuan_jessie_1.0.0-beta2_arm64_raspi3.img.xz


OpenSUSE Leap
Official Opensuse Leap , stable release
Upstream non Raspberry Pi foundation kernel
Come as Just Enough Os (JeOS) or with E20, XFCE, LXQT desktop
https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Raspberry_Pi3
http://download.opensuse.org/ports/aarch64/distribution/leap/42.2/appliances/
https://news.opensuse.org/2016/12/05/opensuse-leap-42-2-gets-64-bit-raspberry-image/


OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
Official Opensuse Tumbleweed , rolling release
Come as Just Enough Os (JeOS) or with E20, XFCE, LXQT desktop
https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Raspberry_Pi3

Non upstream kernel:
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/RaspberryPi3/images/

Upstream kernel:
http://download.opensuse.org/ports/aarch64/tumbleweed/images/


RaspBSD
Currently there are no packages for the 12 (HEAD) branch on arm64, so you will have to use the packages for 11.x (STABLE).

http://www.raspbsd.org/raspberrypi.html
http://download.raspbsd.org/FreeBSD-aarch64-12.0-GENERIC-UP-308109M.img.gz


SUSE SLES registration required

Suse Linux Enterprise Server, 12 Service Pack 2, but please note that SUSE doesn't offer commercial support for it.
Uses Btrfs for the root file system and IceWM (ICE Window Manager) is used as default desktop environment.
Also GCC 6 is integrated and recommended for compiling programs from sources.
http://tinyurl.com/slespi
https://www.suse.com/communities/blog/suse-linux-enterprise-server-raspberry-pi/
http://news.softpedia.com/news/suse-linux-enterprise-server-out-for-raspberry-pi-3-supports-bluetooth-wi-fi-510070.shtml



Audio / Music

Archphile beta
ArchLinuxARM based, ympd webui
http://archphile.org/

AudiculaPi 
OpenWRT based, MPD client
https://sourceforge.net/projects/audiculapi/

Max2Play formely Squeezplug commercial 9,99/14,99/29,99 for a 1/2/5 year(s) license
https://sourceforge.net/projects/max2play/files/Raspberry_Pi/
https://shop.max2play.com/en/max2play-full-license.html/

Moode Audio Player / MoodeOs favourite for mpd
Raspbian based, MPD client, forked Volumio Webui, frequently update, upnp renderer
http://moodeaudio.org/

PiCoreplayer favourite for squeezelite
Tiny Core based, Squeezelite player, Logitech Media Server, Touchscreen with Jivelite
https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home

PiMusicBox last release 2015/04/6
Raspbian based, Mopidy client
http://www.pimusicbox.com/

Roon Output Bridge beta Roon pricing: 119 $/year or 499 $ Lifetime, 15 days free trial
https://roonlabs.com/
https://www.hifiberry.com/2016/08/new-roon-for-hifiberry-release/
http://downloads.hifiberry.com/images/roon.zip

Rune Audio beta
ArchLinuxARM based, MPD client, forked Volumio webui
http://www.runeaudio.com/about/

Voyage Linux last release 2015/06/30
Voyage is a very stripped-down Debian Linux, Voyage MPD for RPi
http://linux.voyage.hk/
http://mirror.voyage.hk/download/voyage-mubox/rpi/

Volumio formerly Raspify
Raspbian based, MPD client, cool webui, new verion 0.976 out now
https://volumio.org/project/



Mediacenter

LibreELEC beta favourite
New fork of OpenELEC
https://libreelec.tv/

OpenELEC favourite
Indipendent embedded distro
http://openelec.tv/get-openelec

OSMC formerly RaspBMC
Raspbian based
https://osmc.tv/

Rasplex
OpenELEC based, companion to Plex Media Server, use OpenPHT; fork of Plex Home Theater
http://www.rasplex.com/
http://www.rasplex.com/get-started/rasplex-installers.html
https://github.com/RasPlex/RasPlex/releases

Sabayon on ARM
Sabayon in Base or Media center editions
https://www.sabayon.org/tags/arm

Xbian
Raspbian based
http://www.xbian.org/what-is-xbian/



Gaming / Emulators

Lakka
OpenElec based, official Retroarch distro for gaming, libretro cool XMB user interface
http://www.lakka.tv/
http://www.lakka.tv/get/

Recalbox beta
EmulatioStation, Libretro, Kodi, Mame
http://www.recalbox.com/

RetroPie
Raspbian, EmulationStation, Libretro
https://retropie.org.uk/
https://retropie.org.uk/download/


Piplay formerly PiMAME beta, last image 2015/03/27
http://piplay.org/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pimame/files/?source=navbar



Desktop/Server/Self-hosting/General purpose

Alpine
Indipendent embedded Linux system
https://alpinelinux.org/downloads/

Angstrom
Indipendent embedded Linux system, Yocto 1.7 compatible
http://wp.angstrom-distribution.org/introduction/
http://dominion.thruhere.net/angstrom/nightlies/

Arch Linux ARM
Alarm continues the philosophy of Arch Linux into new architectures, not affilated with ArchLinux
https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv6/raspberry-pi
https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv7/broadcom/raspberry-pi-2
https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-3

arkOS in development
Arch Linix ARM based, self-hosting
https://arkos.io/

Binary Emotions donationware
Digital Signage
http://www.binaryemotions.com/digital-signage/raspberry-digital-signage/
Owncloud
http://www.binaryemotions.com/raspberry-os/raspberry-owncloud/
Slideshow
http://www.binaryemotions.com/digital-signage/raspberry-slideshow/
Webkiosk
http://www.binaryemotions.com/digital-signage/raspberry-webkiosk/

CentOs
CentOs for raspberry
http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/armhfp/

Crux last kernel image 2015/10/25, RPi 1 only (Linux version 3.6.1)
Indipendent lightweight targeted at experienced Linux users
https://crux-arm.nu/SupportedDevices/Raspberrypi

Devuan beta
Devuan GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian without systemd
https://files.devuan.org/devuan_jessie_beta/embedded/

DietPi favourite as server
Raspbian based, server with preconfigured and optimized programs, self-hosting
http://dietpi.com/

Fedberry Rpi 2 only
Fedora 23 for Raspberry Pi 2
http://fedberry.org/

Finnix Technology preview
ARM support is not officialy supported (sic)
http://www.finnix.org/ARM

Gentoo
Check instructions. Cross compilation is an option
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi/Quick_Install_Guide

Hypriot
Minimal debian based os optimezed for Docker
http://blog.hypriot.com/downloads/

Kali Linux ARM
Debian based, pentesting
https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-arm-images/

KA-Pi
Educational server, Khan Academy (related to rachel-pi?)
http://pi.mujica.org/index.html

LEDE Project
fork of OpenWRT, embedded, provide 3 build, one for each SoC
https://www.lede-project.org/
https://downloads.lede-project.org/snapshots/targets/brcm2708/bcm2708/
https://downloads.lede-project.org/snapshots/targets/brcm2708/bcm2709/
https://downloads.lede-project.org/snapshots/targets/brcm2708/bcm2710/

Linutop OS commercial 79 euro
Webkiosk
http://www.linutop.com/shop/index.en.html

Manjaro ARM
http://manjaro-arm.org/
http://manjaro-arm.org/downloads.php

Minibian
Minimal Raspbian
https://minibianpi.wordpress.com/
https://minibianpi.wordpress.com/download/

MotionEyeOs
DVR/security cam os
https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos/wiki/Supported-Devices

Moebius last image 2015/03/06
Minimal Linux
http://moebiuslinux.sourceforge.net/

NixOs
Indipendent. NixOs for RPi
https://nixos.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi

OpenMandriva last image 2015/03/04
https://sourceforge.net/projects/openmandriva/files/Raspberry_Pi2/

OpenMediaVault
Debian based NAS
http://www.openmediavault.org/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/openmediavault/

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
Official Opensuse for ARM boards, Tumbleweed rolling branch
https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:OpenSUSE_on_your_ARM_board

OpenWRT
Indipendent embedded Linux system
https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/raspberry_pi_foundation/raspberry_pi

Parrot Security OS
Debian-based, security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy, anonymity and cryptography
https://www.parrotsec.org/download.fx

Pearl Linux Mate RPi2 last image 2015/10/29
Raspbian based
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pearl-linux-mate-raspberry-pi2/

PearlPi LXDE+KODI RPi2 last image 2015/08/19
Raspbian based
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pearlpi-lxde-kodi/

Pignus ARMv6 Only (A, A+, B, Zero models)
Fedora 23 optimized for ARMv6 BCM2865
https://pignus.computer/

PiLFS
Linux from scratch on the rpi
http://www.intestinate.com/pilfs/

PiNet
Classroom/educational, thin client
http://pinet.org.uk/

PipaOS
compact Raspbian
http://pipaos.mitako.eu/

Pi-Point
Access point made easy
https://www.pi-point.co.uk/

PLOP
Indipendent. Plop Linux is a distribution built from scratch. It's designed for advanced Linux users
https://www.plop.at/en/ploplinux/arm/raspberry-pi.html

Q4os
Raspbian based with Trinity Desktop (Kde 3 fork)
https://q4os.org/

Rachel-Pi
Educational server, a World Possible initiative
http://worldpossible.org/pi/index.html

RancherOS
Indipendent, RancherOS is a tiny Linux distro that runs the entire OS as Docker containers
http://rancher.com/rancher-os/

RaspArch
Build by Arne Exton, Arch Linux ARM with LXDE
http://raspex.exton.se/?cat=66

RaspEX
Build by Arne Exton, Ubuntu 16.04 with LXDE
http://raspex.exton.se/?cat=3

RaspEX with OpenCPN commercial 15$
Build by Arne Exton, Ubuntu 16.04 with LXDE and OpenCPN pre-installed
http://raspex.exton.se/?p=398

resinOS registration required, free 1 to 5 device
A host OS tailored for containers, a Yocto Project
https://resin.io/
https://github.com/resin-io

Rokos
Debian based distro for cryptocurrencies
http://rokos.space/

Syncloud
Debian based? owncloud self-hosting, require upnp router for activation (dlna is not enough)
http://syncloud.org/
https://github.com/syncloud/doc/wiki/Build-Syncloud-Device

Slackware ARM
Slackware on ARM for rpi
http://rpi.fatdog.eu/

SolidX
Debian based with XFCE, for RPi 2 and RPi 3
https://solydxk.com/downloads/solydx-rpi/

Snappy Ubuntu Core
New ubuntu using snapp packages
https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/snappy/start/#snappy-raspi2

Tiny Core Linux
Very small indipendent Linux system
http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/armv6/releases/RPi/

UBOS beta
ArchLinuxARM based, self-hosting owncloud nextcloud wordpress ecc
http://ubos.net/

Ubuntu Mate
Mate desktop, based on the regular Ubuntu armhf
https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/

Ubuntu Rpi2 Rpi3
Regular Ubuntu armhf
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi

V2 Cloud need a commercial service starting at 25$/month (right?)
V2 virtual desktop client
https://v2cloud.com/download/

Void Linux
Indipendent Linux system
http://www.voidlinux.eu/download/

Weather Station
http://www.raspberryweather.com/
https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/weather_station/images/weather_station-2016-03-24/

Yunohost
Debian based, for self-hosting, owncloud etc..
https://yunohost.org/#/install_on_raspberry



Linux Repository only

Archstrike
An Arch Linux ARM repository for security professionals and enthusiasts
Optimized for i686, x86_64, ARMv6, ARMv7, and ARMv8
https://archstrike.org/wiki/arm

BlackArch Linux
Pentesting, a repository compatible with Arch Linux ARM
http://blackarch.org/downloads.html#blackarch-arm
http://blackarch.org/downloads.html#install-repo



*BSD

FreeBSD
https://wiki.freebsd.org/FreeBSD/arm/Raspberry%20Pi

RaspBSD
Preconfigured FreeBSD 11 image
http://raspbsd.org/raspberrypi.html

NAS4Free stable for RPi A/B/A+/B+ / experimental for RPi 2
NAS4Free for ARM platform, This is test build for ARM platform based on FreeBSD 11-CURRENT
https://sourceforge.net/projects/nas4free/files/NAS4Free-ARM/

NetBSD
http://wiki.netbsd.org/ports/evbarm/raspberry_pi/



Internet of Things OS

Android Things preview
Build connected devices for a wide variety of consumer, retail, and industrial applications
https://developer.android.com/things/hardware/raspberrypi.html
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/12/google-brillo-rebrands-as-android-things-googles-internet-of-things-os/

Windows 10 IOT
They got it before Google!
https://developer.microsoft.com/it-it/windows/iot/Downloads.htm



Other, not Linux or not *BSD OSes

RiscOS
from the late 80's an OS for RISC/ARM by Acorn
https://www.riscosopen.org/content/downloads/raspberry-pi

AROS research/experimental os
Research operating system, images not in the wild?
http://aros.sourceforge.net/nightly.php

AEROS donationware 15$ (check website for more details, there are 4 options)
Hybryd system, Aros on Debian Gnu/Linux
https://www.aeros-os.org/

Plan9 research/experimental os
Experimental operative system
http://elinux.org/Plan_9_on_Raspberry_Pi
http://plan9.bell-labs.com/sources/contrib/miller/9pi.img.gz

Inferno research/experimental os
Fork of Plan9
http://lynxline.com/projects/labs-portintg-inferno-os-to-raspberry-pi/
https://bitbucket.org/infpi/inferno-rpi
https://bitbucket.org/infpi/inferno-rpi/downloads

9front research/experimental os
Fork of Plan9, image not in the wild?
http://fqa.9front.org/fqa8.html#8.9.2



Mobile OS

Unofficial Android for Rpi3
Unofficial Android brought by Peter Yoon (code) and Sahaj Sarup (compiling)
https://github.com/Android-RPi3/android_releases_rpi3/releases
https://github.com/peyo-hd/device_brcm_rpi3
http://geektillithertz.com/wordpress/

RealTime Android N Rpi3
RTAndroid platform makes real-time Android possible. It provides support for applications with real-time requirements while keeping all benefits of Android
https://git.embedded.rwth-aachen.de/rtandroid/
https://git.embedded.rwth-aachen.de/rtandroid/downloads/raspberry-pi/

RaspEnd commercial 9$
Android compiled by Arne Exton
http://raspex.exton.se/?cat=28

Tizen last image 2015/08/18
Useless, it boot, you can move the mouse but apps don't start (calc, terminal)
https://blogs.s-osg.org/tizen-on-rpi2/
https://files.s-osg.org/tizen-on-rpi2/

Sailfish Os last image 2015/11/11
Useless, it boot but freeze after 1 minute circa
https://sailpi.wordpress.com/
http://images.devaamo.fi/sfa/raspberrypi/
** Rpi 3 devel image not tested



Dormant

GeexBox snapshots are active, last stable 2013/11/03
Indipendent, stable iso/img are old, snapshots are active
http://www.geexbox.org/download/
http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/

Discontinued

Chromium for SBC

Chromium OS for raspberry
http://www.chromiumosforsbc.org/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/chromnium-os-for-all-sbc/

Adafruit Occidentalis
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-raspberry-pi-educational-linux-distro/occidentalis-v0-dot-3

Berry Terminal
http://www.berryterminal.com/
https://github.com/maxnet/berryterminal

Binary Emotions commercial abandonware
https://sourceforge.net/u/binaryemotions/profile/

Bohdi Linux
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bodhilinux/files/ARMHF/Pi/

DarkELEC
http://darkimmortal.com/tag/darkelec/

Firefox OS
One build in 2013
http://www.philipp-wagner.com/ffos-for-rpi/manual/index.html#getit

Ipfire
http://planet.ipfire.org/post/ipfire-on-raspberry-pi-ready-to-first-test

i2pberry
https://github.com/m6urns/i2pberry

Minepeon
https://minepeon.com/

Nos
Ubuntu KDE
http://nos.net.nz/

PiBangLinux
Crunchbang for Rpi
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pibang/

Pidora
Fedora Remix, last image in 2014
http://pidora.ca/

PwnPi
http://pwnpi.sourceforge.net/index.html

Raspicade
The developer as joined Recalbox
https://sourceforge.net/projects/raspicade/

RedSleeve
Unofficial Red Hat based

SlaXBMC
http://slaxbmc.blogspot.it/

Slitaz last image 2014/03/15
http://arm.slitaz.org/rpi/

Slrpi
Minimal Slackware, last image 2015-01-01
https://sourceforge.net/projects/slrpi/

Torberry
https://code.google.com/archive/p/torberry/downloads

VPNBian
http://techfunbln.blogspot.it/2013/09/raspberry-pi-as-openvpn-gateway-with-or.html



** Sources and inspiration

http://forum.xda-developers.com/raspberry-pi/development/distro-list-little-pi-t3136751

http://elinux.org/RPi_Distributions

distrowatch.com Raspberry Pi

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