shereen
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the best os for RPI

Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:02 pm

hello guys :)
i want to built a face recognition system by using R Pi,,and add a lots of applications like games so i need high performance and processing

so what is the best operating system and Programming languages suitable for that ?
Plz help me....!!! :cry:

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Re: the best os for RPI

Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:55 pm

Raspbian is well supported via the foundation and others ,
but Arch is supposed to be more bare-bones.
C/C++ would be a good choice for high performance IMHO.


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Re: the best os for RPI

Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:54 pm

There is...
Raspbian
Android (new version soon)
XBMC

I reccomend Raspbian :D
I'm happy to help.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=51794 - List of games that work on the Pi.

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Re: the best os for RPI

Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:18 pm

Arch Linux Arm aka alarmpi, but has less packages available for the ARMv6 then Debian based Raspbian "Wheezy" http://archlinuxarm.org/packages

If want BETA there is always the minimalist piCore http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.ph ... ,57.0.html
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Re: the best os for RPI

Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:37 pm

Raspbian is highly recommended for beginner's which doesn't mean it's substandard just because it's recommended for beginner's.
It has the best software support which in my opinion is why it qualifies as the best OS for your Raspberry Pi.
As for media centre XBMC is the way to go i.e. OpenELEC, Xbian or Raspbmc (I prefer OpenELEC I find it's the most responsive and fits nicely onto a 1GB SD Card).

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Re: the best os for RPI

Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:03 pm

redhawk wrote:Raspbian is highly recommended for beginners which doesn't mean it's substandard just because it's recommended for beginners.
Unless you want to use C#/Mono, in which case, Raspbian doesn't work properly. But then, neither do most of the other distros on the distros page... I'll start a separate thread on this topic, as I don't mean to hijack this one. Just pointing it out in case the original poster might care about Mono support.

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