The founder of Raspberry Pi Foundation, Eben Upton, has stated that the aim of manufacturing its $35 computer boards was to allow everyone, even schools, affords them. Currently, he has a plan to make the Raspberry Pi’s OS similarly accessible.
Upton announced Wednesday that the OS, known as Pixel and initially developed for the ten million Raspberry Pi’s sold within the last five years, is being reworked to work on Macs and all other personal computers.
This release gave people access to “productivity software as well as programming tools, in the same desktop environment,” in the absence of the hardware Upton said. In his blog, Upton posted instructions on how users can download this new software.
It was released first in September and changed the desktop interface, known as Raspbian. It’s based on a Linux software version optimized for Raspberry Pi, and it entered its third generation in February.
Upton said that this new operating system was developed as an educational tool specifically for computer programming. “schools can now run the Pixel on their existing installed base of personal computers, and students can run Pixel on their Raspberry Pi at home,” said Upton.
Upton admitted that this new software was experimental and he warned that some minor bugs might appear due to the vast range of configurations for computers.