Just yesterday, a new desktop environment for the Raspberry Pi computer’s Windows-style Raspbian operating system was released:
Introducing PIXEL (from the Pi Blog)
PIXEL makes big-screen browsing an even better experience, not least by the addition of Chromium (Wikipedia link), a minimalist version of the Google Chrome browser.
With my wireless mouse and keyboard, it’s a way to browse on a large scale from the comfort of the Laz-E-Boy.
I followed the directions to upgrade the Raspbian image I had on microSD card via command line entries on a system terminal. (Click icon at the top of the desktop to get a terminal.)
If you are starting fresh, you can download the entire image. (By the way, I just made this WordPress.org blog edit while in Chromium on our big screen.)
I also like a new feature, RealVNC (Wikipedia link). I am able to look at and manipulate the desktop of any of our Windows PCs.
Another fun feature for the media room. Did I mention PIXEL is free to download?
Read all about it at the above link.