Re: HamPi WAS: W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image v2.0 Released

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>

On 6/30/20 11:53 PM, John Nicholas wrote:
So what is the difference between dd on Linux and Balena Etcher?

W3DJS recommends Balena Etcher.   Is this because dd only works on Linux and he is working with people working on Mac or PC?


Hi, John:

 Mac-OS uses the commercial OS, Unix (circa 1965).
Linux is, kinda, cloned from Unix.
Linux is original code, but does behaves exactly the same as Unix (Mac-OS).
Conversely, Mac-OS will do everything that Linux-OS does.
Mac users have 'dd' already installed.

So, 'balena-etcher' may be only for Windows users.
Windows 10 now includes the Linux kernel, so 'dd' is available to Windows users.


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