The 64-bit Raspberry Pi OS is here, download it now

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It’s been a while since Raspberry Pi switched to 64-bit processors, but the Raspberry Pi operating system has remained a 32-bit version. While the 64-bit operating system has been in beta for quite some time, it is finally available for everyone to download.

“Over the past year, we’ve been beta testing a glorious 64-bit Raspberry Pi OS. Now it’s time to open it up to a wider audience,” said Gordon Hollingworth of Raspberry Pi.

As to why it took Raspberry Pi so long to release the 64-bit version for the general public, the company said it wanted to focus on compatibility between devices, so it stuck with the 32-bit version. . “We have continued to develop our versions of Raspberry Pi OS on the 32-bit Raspbian platform, with the goal of maximizing compatibility between devices and avoiding customer confusion,” the Raspberry blog post reads. ft.

You will need a 2W Pi 3, Pi 4 or Pi Zero to take advantage of the 64-bit operating system, as these are the ones with the right processors.

If you want to install the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS on your device, you can head over to the download page and snag it right now. The installation process is the same as for any other Pi OS, so it will be quite easy to get it up and running.

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