The idea of running the world’s most popular desktop OS on a Raspberry Pi is intriguing, particularly because Microsoft doesn’t support running full Windows on this $35 single-board computer. Yes, you can get an official build of Windows 10 IoT for Pi, but that OS is “Windows” in name only; it’s only meant for prototyping, not running real desktop apps. With Windows 10 coming to Arm devices, such as Qualcomm’s Always-Connected PCs (ACPCs), we know that it’s possible to run full Windows, even win32 apps, on Arm-powered computers. And, with a lot of patience and elbow grease, you can run full Windows 10 on your Raspberry Pi, but unless you’re just curious, the painful setup is not worth your time, because the payoff is an OS you can’t really use. Installation It took me the better part of two business days to end up with a Windows 10-powered Raspberry Pi 3B. To be fair, after the first 3 or 4 hours, during which I experienced a slew … [Read more...] about I Ran Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi So You Don’t Have To
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Computer and developer-board maker Pine64 has announced the Pine H64 Model B, another Raspberry Pi-like computer that updates Pine64's H64 Model A from last year. Pine64 H64 Model B boards cost the same as the H64 Model A, starting at $25 for the model with 1GB of RAM, but the newer model now includes a built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module. Besides these additional wireless modules, the Pine H64 Model B remains largely unchanged, with the same Allwinner H6 system on chip (SoC) and the same layout as the original H64, as well its more expensive Rockchip-based Rock64. The common design allows each model to use the same shaped cases. The H6 SoC itself is a four-core Cortex-A53 Arm CPU with a Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. Key features include a microSD slot that supports up to 256GB of storage, 128MB of flash memory, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and a two by 20-pin GPIO header. It also features a mini PCIe connector, digital video out, a 3.5mm combined … [Read more...] about Raspberry Pi vs new Pine64 board: Same price but H64 has 2x memory
Raspberry Pi Foundation has brought a new model to its lineup of tiny cheap computers aimed at enterprise customers. The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ (CM3+) is the newest iteration of Raspberry Pi technology for businesses and industrial companies to add to their own tech products, such as NEC did for its digital signage display units. The Raspberry Pi Compute Module boards lack components like USB and HDMI ports featured on Raspberry Pi A and B models. The first compute module launched in 2014, two years after the first Raspberry Pi developer board debuted. It featured a Broadcom BCM2835 CPU, a single-core Arm11 at 700MHz, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of eMMC flash. Five years on CM3+ is bringing better sustained performance, larger RAM and flash, and improved thermal design. The board features the same Broadcom BCM2837B0 CPU from the $35 Raspberry Pi 3B+ in the same form factor as the CM3 that was released in January 2017. According to Raspberry Pi … [Read more...] about Raspberry Pi reveals Compute Module 3+: From $25, cooler, 8x more storage
Best answer: Yes you can use two displays with a Raspberry Pi, but you will need to buy some other components depending on how you want to use those displays. You'll need an adapter with a DisplayLink chip or a VGA666 Adapter to use it as a true secondary monitor. You should also know in advance: this isn't easy to set up. An extended desktop solution The most common reason people want to use two monitors with a Raspberry Pi is to have an extended desktop environment like you would find on a larger, more expensive computer. This is doable with an inexpensive USB to VGA Displaylink adapter and a bit of knowledge about reconfiguring the kernel and X Windows configuration of your operating system. You'll need to make sure of two things on the hardware side: that the adapter you have is using a DisplayLink chipset and that the monitor you are using will accept a VGA signal, either through its own VGA port or through the use of an adapter. On the software side, you'll need to download the … [Read more...] about Can you use multiple monitors with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+?
The Raspberry Pi has been very popular among hobbyists and educators ever since its launch in 2011. It’s a credit-card-sized single-board computer with a Broadcom BCM 2835 SoC, 256MB to 512MB of RAM, USB ports, GPIO pins, Ethernet, HDMI out, camera header and an SD card slot. The most attractive aspects of the Raspberry Pi are its low cost of $35 and large user community following. Raspberry Pi: the Perfect Home Server by Brian Trapp: If you've got several different computers in need of a consistent and automated backup strategy, the RPi can do that. If you have music and video you'd like to be able to access from almost any screen in the house, the RPi can make that happen too. Maybe you have a printer or two you'd like to share with everyone easily? The Raspberry Pi can fill all those needs with a minimal investment in hardware and time. Securi-Pi: Using the Raspberry Pi as a Secure Landing Point by Bill Childers: Set up a Raspberry Pi to act as an OpenVPN endpoint, SSH … [Read more...] about Weekend Reading: Raspberry Pi Projects