If you’ve been wondering what to do with your old Windows or Macbooks, worry not. They may not be compatible with the latest operating system of their kind, but there’s another OS that’ll be glad to run on your old hardware. Say hello to Raspberry Pi. It’s a Linux-based software that will give your old PCs and laptops another shot at life.
Short for Pixel (Pi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight) OS, the Pi comes preloaded with most of the basic apps you’d need. And since it doesn’t have any heavy system requirements, you can even run the OS on old laptop versions without compromising your speed or patience.
Get started with Pixel.
For starters, you need to download the Pixel ISO image onto a DVD or a USB drive. You can get it here.
- If you using a USB, Etcher works best. You just have to select your ISO, your USB drive, and then click on Flash. However, know that any data you may have on your USB will be erased during the process. So you’re better off emptying it beforehand.
- If you’re using a DVD, you can burn your disk in File Explorer for Windows 10 or Disk Utility for macOS.