Re: Raspberry Pi/What OS To Use


On the download site -- 

Raspbian “wheezy”

Raspbian uses hardware floating point

Soft-float Debian “wheezy”

Wheezy uses software floating point

Use either one.

There is also a new one 

New Out Of Box Software (Recommended)

Any of these will work, but stay with Raspbian or Debian for the DEB instructions.

John D. Hays
PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 

On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Max Harper <kg4pid@...> wrote:

John, you said "Most people use Raspbian or Wheezy from" I don't understand the Raspbian or Wheezy as I thought it was just Raspbian Wheezy. You make it sound as though it is two different OSs but I only see "Raspbian Wheezy" as a download. This a been an area of confusion as I have seen it printed like this before. So which is it?
A. Raspbian
B. Wheezy
C. Raspbian Wheezy
From: John D. Hays <john@...>
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2013 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Raspberry Pi/What OS To Use
The software is pretty agnostic about Linux distribution.  Most people use Raspbian or Wheezy from 

Then follow the directions in for the Debian (DEB) install.
The group can also answer questions about using the software on the Pi.  A common platform.  For WiFi, look at Ralink RT5370 based dongles, such as

John D. Hays
PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 6:37 PM, John <n0meq@...> wrote:
I have a DVap and want to use a Raspberry pi. I want to use it as a portable unit. At home it would be connected via Ethernet to a router, I was also thinking wifi on the Pi as well. This might be a large open question for debate but what would be the best OS to use? I have seen many using raspbian Wheezy. I have also seen preloaded sd cards.... Any suggestions would be helpful! 


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