SUSE Releases The First Official 64-bit Linux OS For Raspberry Pi 3


Short Bytes: SUSE has released the first official 64-bit Linux-based operating system for Raspberry Pi 3. This release is basically a version of Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 that supports Raspberry Pi 3. The users need to visit SUSE’s website, make an account, and download the OS image.

Raspberry Pi Foundation released the first 64-bit version of its popular hackerboard, with more than 10 million devices sold, in the form of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. However, the users missed an official 64-bit operating system that came with Raspberry Pi support.

SUSE has taken up this initiative and developed a version of its 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 3. Now, developers and makers can benefit from the solid source code of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2.

The major highlights of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi are:

  • Supports built-in I/O — Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI, Ethernet, and GPIO
  • Uses btrfs filesystem
  • An easy-to-use GUI
  • Includes GCC and other development tools
  • One year free self-service subscription
Image: SUSE

To install the operating system, you need to visit SUSE’s website and create an account. This will allow you to download a 60-day evaluation copy of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 for RPi 3.

Just like any other regular OS installation, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • SD Card (at least 8GB)
  • USB mouse, keyboard
  • Monitor and HDMI cable
  • Power supply (at least 2.5A)

For further details and instructions, you can follow this quick start guide. Just in case you need to buy Raspberry Pi 3 board, you can visit Amazon or grab it from Fossbytes Deals.

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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