Re: Raspberry Pi/What OS To Use


In runs the code built from Linux sources (mostly 'C') compiled for ARM processor.   You simply load the images from the download site and run from them, you don't need to worry about the language or processor language.  If you want to compile your own programs a large number of languages are available, e.g.  C/C++, Python, Pascal, Fortran, Cobol, Lisp, Assembly, Ruby, PHP, ...  all of which will run under Linux on ARM. 

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

On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 6:35 AM, John Ferrell <jferrell13@...> wrote:

Is the OS that runs on the Pi written in the ARM language or something else?

In working with the port interfaces it appears that programming in 'c'
is OK for those apps.

On 6/16/2013 6:42 AM, pmooney22 wrote:
> The current version of Rasbian is based upon (and named after) the
> latest version of Debian Linux which uses the characters from the film
> 'Toy Story' i.e. 'Raspbian Wheezy'.
> The next version, which may take up to two years to release, is named
> 'Jessie'
> Paul
> 5B8BA

John Ferrell W8CCW
"The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
The realist adjusts the sails."
William A. Ward

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