Along with releasing a new 8 GB Raspberry Pi 4 model yesterday, the Raspberry Pi Foundation made a couple of noteworthy changes to its OS strategy. The company changed the name of its first-party operating system from Raspbian to “Raspberry Pi OS” and released a 64-bit OS beta to go with the existing 32-bit platform.The newly-christened Raspberry Pi OS has a few new features, which the Pi Foundation highlighted in a blog post today. A new, preloaded Bookshelf app provides a huge library of works from the Raspberry Pi Press—including a complete collection of MagPi, HackSpace, and Wireframe magazine issues. You also get access to a number of free books.In an effort to improve accessibility for sight impaired, Raspberry Pi OS also has a new feature called Magnifier. It helps enlarge elements on the screen to improve visibility. The new tool is available in the Recommended Applications under Universal Access.The team also implemented a new questionnaire that will appear when launching Chromium from a newly installed image. It’s a brief option survey of questions they hope will provide insight into what the user base is looking for in the OS. To read more about the new features, visit the official… Read full this story
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