How to Install Pixel OS on a Windows Computer
Pixel OS is a operating system for those small and cheap computers boards called “Raspberry PI.” It’s known as “Raspbian” and a official Operating system for Raspberry PI computers. As of now Pixel OS is only available for 32-bit (x86) machines, but you won’t find these 2 apps Minecraft and Wolfram Mathematica because they don’t have the licence to put those games on a computer that is not Raspberry PI. If you’re hearing about it for the first time, it’s a good time to see how this looks like on a Raspberry Pi
Here is a comprehensive guide to Install Pixel OS on a computer, it can be a laptop or anything that used to run Windows or MAC operating system. But our focus is to install Pixel OS on computers that run Windows OS.
What you’ll need.
1. Pixel OS ISO file — 32-bit Pixel OS images index.
2. Rufus Tool (to create Bootable USB)
3. A USB Drive and time.
Creating Bootable USB of Pixel OS
First of all, erase the USB drive (even if you don’t it will get erased so better save any important files or backup it). A minimum of 2 GB space will require on the USB drive you better use a 4GB USB stick.
Download both Pixel OS ISO and Rufus and copy them into a single folder. (if you like you can even make a bootable DVD instead).
- Open Rufus tool, select the USB drive and Drag-and-drop the Pixel OS ISO file inside the Rufus tool (Or browse the ISO from the icon inside the tool). Click the start button, when the process finished, take out the USB drive and plug to the computer you have to install Pixel OS.
- If you’re installing on the same computer, you used to create the installation media. Turn off the computer and next time it turns on select the Boot device option when it starts. (For HP it’s F9).
- Select the USB drive and hit enter, Pixel OS should be there on the menu; you got just to select that and press the enter key, On a successful attempt it will be ready to serve you. The boot menu has 3 options, and one is Persistence mode and the last is without persistent mode (for testing) and an option to reset the persistence. If you just want to boot and see how it will look and function the “Run without persistence is the option you would select.”
However, there will be some pre-installed applications you can use. Pixel OS for Mac and PC is still in the early development, and we might hope to see some new features in the near future. The last known Pixel OS build for i386/32-bit/x86 was released on 12 December 2016. Here is a screenshot from the hacker news of Pixel OS installed on a Desktop computer.
Pixel OS is not an operating system with many features, so you be wow, it’s an entirely different from the typical operating systems available for computers.
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