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ARM Development Board – Operating System List

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This page will list all operating system and development environment for ARM Development Board. This page is still incomplete and might be updated periodically.

Category

  1. Android
  2. AROS
  3. BSD Unix
  4. ChibiOS
  5. DexOS
  6. FreeRTOS
  7. GEORGE 3
  8. Haiku
  9. Linux
  10. OpenWrt
  11. Plan9
  12. RISC OS
  13. Windows CE 7

Overview

ARM architecture is a RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) processor designed and licensed by ARM Holdings. First developed in the 1980 by Acorn Computers Ltd.

ARM development board is a board use ARM processor with other component and serve its purpose as development purpose.

Some popular ARM Development Board are: Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, CubieBoard, etc

[ Android ]

Free operating system for mobile phone, tablet, and smart device. Designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices and initially developed by Android, Inc. which bought by Google in 2005.

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[ AROS ]

Open source Amiga like operating system at the api level. This version runs as a task under Linux to take advantage of the drivers available inside the GNU Linux OS Core.

Amiga itself is a family of personal computers sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s. While we can’t say AROS is independent OS (as being built on top of GNU/Linux) we still group it as different OS.

AROS 2013-08-30 GPLv2 and APL < ~50MiB No Binaries and run ../wherever/AEROS/boot/AROSbootstrap pi:raspberry Aros Wanderer

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[ BSD Unix ]

FreeBSD


Advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platform. Developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. FreeBSD provides advanced networking, impressive security features, and world class performance.

This is not an official release, just an image built by FreeBSD community.

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NetBSD


Free, fast, secure, and highly Unix-like Open Source operating system. It is available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and powerful desktop system to handheld and embedded devices.

NetBSD is based off 4.3BSD and is geared towards embedded systems.

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[ ChibiOS ]

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[ DexOS ]

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[ FreeRTOS ]

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[ GEORGE 3 ]

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[ Haiku ]

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[ Linux ]

Mostly, embedded system’s operating system use Linux kernel.

ArchLinux ARM 2013-08-30 OSI GPLv2 Yes raw image root:root none
berryTerminal 2013-08-30 No image N/A ltsp
Bodhi Linux 2013-08-30 GPLv2 BSD YES img+md5sum pi:bodhilinux (root:bodhilinux) Enlightenment
Chromium OS 2013-08-30
Debian ARM 2013-08-30
Fedora Remix 2013-08-30 GPLv2 BSD Yes N/A Xfce
Firefox OS 2013-08-30
FishPi 2013-08-30
GeeXboX ARM 2013-08-30
Gentoo Linux 2013-08-30 GPLv2 ~23MiB Yes N/A
ha-pi 2013-08-30
IPFire 2013-08-30 Open Source ~20MiB No N/A none
Kali Linux 2013-08-30 ? ? No image root:toor XFCE4
Meego MER 2013-08-30 GPLv2 BSD ~34MiB + XBMC No N/A XBMC
Moebius 2013-08-30 GPLv2 ~20MiB yes Raw image root:raspi none
Occidentalis 2013-08-30
OpenELEC 2013-08-30 GPLv2 bsd 88 MiB Yes Raw image root:openelec XBMC-PVR
OpenSUSE 2013-08-30 GPLv2 BSD 279MiB (+X11) No Raw Image root:linux icewm via startx
PiBang Linux 2013-08-30 GPLv2 BSD Yes user created at first boot Openbox, i3wm
PiBox 2013-08-30 OSI Mixed Yes image root:pibox Blackbox
piCore 2013-08-30
pipaOS 2013-08-30 GPLv2 BSD ~32 MiB No image sysop:posys, with sudo root privileges none
Pidora 2013-08-30
PiLFS 2013-08-30
PiMAME 2013-08-30 GPLv2 BSD Yes raw image pi:raspberry none
Puppy Linux 2013-08-30
PwnPi 2013-08-30 GPLv3 No Image root:toor xfce
QtonPi 2013-08-30 No Qt5 SDK + sdcard image root:rootme & qtonpi:qtonpi ?
Raspbian 2013-08-30 GPLv2 BSD ~30 MiB w/o desktop Yes installer root:hexxeh, root:raspbian, pi:raspbian LXDE Openbox
Raspbmc 2013-08-30 custom Yes installer pi:raspberry XBMC
RasPBX 2013-08-30
RasPlex 2013-08-30
Red Sleeve Linux 2013-08-30
RetroPie 2013-08-30
rmpREPusb 2013-08-30
RPI-TC 2013-08-30
Slackware ARM 2013-08-30
SlaXBMCRPi 2013-08-30 GPLv2, GPLv3, BSD No raw image root:slaxbmcrpi Fluxbox
SliTaz 2013-08-30 GPLv2 ~10 MiB Yes raw image root:root OpenBox
UCLinux 2013-08-30
WebOS 2013-08-30
XBian 2013-08-30 GPLv2 BSD Yes image xbian:raspberry XBMC

Arch Linux ARM


Based on Arch Linux, which aims for simplicity and full control to the end user. Provides a lightweight base structure that allows user to shape the system to their needs.

ArchLinux ARM is a rolling-release cycle that can be updated daily through small packages instead of huge updates every few months.

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BerryTerminal


Minimal Linux distribution designed to turn the Raspberry Pi mini computer into a low-cost thin client. It allows users to login to a central Edubuntu or other LTSP server, and run applications on the central server

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Bodhi Linux


Small Linux distribution using the Enlightenment window manager and the ARM build is based on Debian.

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Chromium OS


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Debian ARM


Default distribution on the Alpha boards.

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Fedora Remix


Linux software distribution for the Raspberry Pi. It contains software packages from the Fedora Project (specifically, the Fedora ARM secondary architecture project), packages which have been specifically written for or modified for the Raspberry Pi, and proprietary software provided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for device access.

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Firefox OS


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FishPi


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GeeXboX ARM


Free and Open Source Media-Center purposed Linux distribution for embedded devices and desktop computers. GeeXboX is not an application, it’s a full-featured OS, that one can boot as a LiveCD, from a USB key, an SD/MMC card or install on its regular HDD. The GeeXboX distribution is lightweight and designed for one single goal: embed all major multimedia applications as to turn your computer into an HTPC.

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Gentoo Linux


Source based rolling-release distribution which emphasizes choice and flexibility. Gentoo ARM aims to be the most up to date and fastest ARM distribution available.

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ha-pi


This debian squeeze image created to perform “pwn plug” type of attacks using Raspberry pi.

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IPFire


Open source firewall distribution for x86 and ARM-based systems. An OS to turn device into small router for home network and very small business.

The generally small system that provides essential services for networks can be enhanced by addons which add new features to IPFire. So the system can be turned into a file server and much more.

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Kali Linux


The successor of well-known BackTrack Linux. It is a complete rebuild, adhering completely to Debian development standards. All new infrastructure has been put in place, all tools were reviewed and packaged, and we use Git for our VCS.

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Meego MER


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Moebius


Very compact ARM HF debian based distribution. it fits in a 1GB SD card, has auto resizing feature to better adapt to SD card size and use Raspbian huge repositories for installing everything.

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Occidentalis


Derived from Raspbian Wheezy, Adafruit make a few key changes to make it more hardware-hacker friendly.

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OpenELEC


Embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC, the open source entertainment media hub. The idea behind OpenELEC is to allow people to use their Home Theatre PC (HTPC) like any other device you might have attached to your TV, like a DVD player or Sky box. Instead of having to manage a full operating system, configure it and install the packages required to turn it into a hybrid media center, OpenELEC is designed to be simple to install, manage and use, making it more like running a set-top box than a full-blown computer.

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OpenSUSE


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PiBang Linux


PiBang linux is a Raspbian based distribution. PiBang is inspired by Crunchbang Linux, an i686 and x86_68 Debian based distribution. It comes preconfigured with many helpful scripts and pipemenus as well as a fork of Raspi-config with increases functions such as support for changing the user and hostname. PiBang is also one of the heavier Rasperry Pi distributions boasting a complete package set with favorites such as Abiword, OMXPlayer, GIMP, and VLC all pre-installed.

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PiBox


Provides a build system based on Crosstool-NG, Buildroot/Busybox (mdev), the Linux kernel, Rasperry Pi firmware and installation tools to create a base system that can be installed to an SD card to boot a Raspberry Pi. The base system serves as a minimal foundation on which opkg based extensions such as XBMCBox can be installed. The build system provides an easy to customize environment for creating custom software platforms for purpose-built systems based on the Raspberry Pi.

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piCore


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pipaOS


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Pidora Linux


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PiLFS


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PiMAME


Raspberry Pi distribution geared towards emulating video games.

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Puppy Linux


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PwnPi


Linux-based penetration testing dropbox distribution for the Raspberry Pi. It currently has 181 network security tools pre-installed to aid the penetration tester. It is built on the debian squeeze image from the raspberry pi foundation’s website and uses Xfce as the window manager

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QtonPi


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Raspbian


Raspberry Pi + Debian = Raspbian.

This project is to create a hard float port of Debian Wheezy (7.x) armhf for the Raspberry Pi. The intent of Raspbian is to bring to the Raspberry Pi user 10,000s of pre-built Debian packages specifically tuned for optimal performance on the Raspberry Pi hardware. The project is still in it’s early phases, but the major push to rebuild nearly all Debian packages for the Raspberry Pi is expected to be completed by early June, 2012 (only several hundred packages remain as of June 1st). After that, efforts will focus on making Raspbian the easiest to use, most stable and best performing Linux distribution available for the Raspberry Pi.

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Raspbmc


Minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings XBMC to your Raspberry Pi. This device has an excellent form factor and enough power to handle media playback, making it an ideal component in a low HTPC setup, yet delivering the same XBMC experience that can be enjoyed on much more costly platforms. Raspbmc is brought to you by the developer of the Crystalbuntu Linux Distribution, which brings XBMC and 1080p decoding to the 1st generation Apple TV.

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RasPBX


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RasPlex


Entertainment Center Solution for Raspberry Pi Simply put, RasPlex lets you turn your TV into a Smart TV. Similar to the AppleTV, but completely free and open source, RasPlex is basically a set-top box. Once RasPlex is stable, it will have support for legacy console game emulation (NES, SNES, etc), as well as Plex Channels (Netflix, Crackle, Youtube, etc). RasPlex is a Plex Home Theater Client More technically stated, RasPlex is a complete port of Plex Home Theater (formerly Plex Media Center) for Raspberry Pi. RasPlex currently runs on OpenELEC for reasons of limited man power, but there is a working raspbian port that just needs some time to be brought up to speed. RasPlex was created on Gentoo linux, but that port has since been abandoned for performance reasons. We regularly merge in changes from Plex Home Theater and OpenELEC. Once things cool off a bit and we are more stable (or we get the man power), we will maintain a raspbian release as well. RasPlex is the Perfect Companion to a Plex Media Server Many people will use expensive computers as Plex Clients, or have to go through the inconvenient of plugging a computer in to their TV every time they want to use Plex. With RasPlex, just plug it in and you’re media is always ready. Put one on every TV, and have your media everywhere! You can even put RasPlex on your friend’s TV’s, and watch your media remotely.

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Red Sleeve Linux


Linux distribution that aims to bring RHEL clone design to the ARM architecture.

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RetroPie


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rmpREPusb


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RPI-TC


Raspberry Pi Thin Client Project, is a project which aims to create a very low price thin client over Raspberry Pi board.

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Slackware ARM


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SlaXBMCRPi


Minimal Linux distribution based on Slackware ARM that brings a full featured XBMC solution to your Raspberry Pi. It allow the user to exit from XBMC to the Desktop should he need to perform typical desktop tasks (browsing, text editing etc.).
There are two pre-built images available:

Developer: It is 3.2GB and contain all development packages required to compile the Linux kernel, XBMC and other XBMC related (or not) packages
Minimal: It is 1.8GB and contain only the packages required to run XBMC. (Does not include firefox and other GUI apps)

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  • http://slaxbmc.blogspot.co.uk/

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SliTaz


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UCLinux


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WebOS


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XBian


XBian is a small, fast and lightweight media center distro for the Raspberry Pi, based on a minimal Raspbian image. It’s slogan is “XBMC on raspberry pi, bleeding edge” and thus it’s main focus is delivering the fastest XBMC solution for the Raspberry Pi. Thereby making most of the commercial media-center products obsolete…

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[ OpenWrt ]

OpenWrt 2013-08-30 GPLv2 BSD 3.3MiB No Image first login with telnet set your SSH pw LuCI

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[ Plan9 ]

The successor of Unix. Plan 9 is a distributed operating system originally designed and implemented by Ken Thompson, Rob Pike, Dave Presotto, and Phil Winterbottom @ Bell Labs. It is a lean operating system that has been ported to super computers such as IBM’s Blue Gene down to tiny boards such the RaspberryPi.

Plan9 2013-08-30 Lucent Yes raw image Rio

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[ RISC OS ]

RISC OS is a fast and lightweight computer operating system designed in Cambridge, England by Acorn. First released in 1987, its origins can be traced back to the original team that developed the ARM microprocessor. RISC OS includes BBC BASIC which was primarily conceived to teach programming skills as part of the BBC computer literacy project.

RISC OS 2013-08-30 Shared Source No Image RISC OS WMP

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