The first official 64-bit OS for Raspberry Pi arrives -- but there's a catch

2016-Nov-22 | Tags: 64bitraspberrypiserversuse

Linux on ARMRaspberry Pi 3 Model B is the first 64-bit version of the popular barebones computer, yet despite its processor upgrade, there isn’t an official 64-bit OS available for it. That’s because the Raspberry Pi Foundation has focused instead on making its Raspbian OS run on all generations of Pi.

However, the good news is Pi 3 owners can now take advantage of the full capabilities of their device, thanks to SUSE which has released a version of its 64-bit Linux Enterprise Server product that supports Raspberry Pi 3.

This is something to get excited about because, as Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton explains, "for the first time we have an official 64-bit operating system release from a major vendor, with support for our onboard wireless networking and Bluetooth...

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