64-bit Raspberry Pi OS is here, download it now


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It’s been a while since Raspberry Pi moved to 64-bit processors, but the Raspberry Pi operating system has remained a 32-bit version. Although the 64-bit operating system has been in beta for a while, it is finally available for everyone to download.

“For the past year, we’ve been testing a beta version of Raspberry Pi OS in glorious 64-bit. Now it’s time to open it up to a wider audience,” said Raspberry Pi’s Gordon Hollingworth.

As for why it took Raspberry Pi so long to release the 64-bit version to the masses, the company said it wanted to focus on inter-device compatibility, so it stuck with the 32-bit version. “We have continued to build our Raspberry Pi OS releases on the 32-bit Raspbian platform, aiming to maximize compatibility across devices and avoid customer confusion,” Raspberry Pi’s says. blog post.

You’ll need a Pi 3, Pi 4, or Pi Zero 2W to take advantage of the 64-bit OS as these are the ones with the right processors.

To install the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS on your device, visit the download page and grab it now. The installation process is the same as with any other Pi operating system, so getting it up and running is easy enough.

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