Raspberry Pi's Raspbian Rebased To Debian 8 "Jessie"
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 29 September 2015 at 09:47 AM EDT. 1 Comment
Raspbian, the Raspberry Pi's Debian-based Linux distribution, has re-based their platform atop Debian 8 "Jessie" and with it they're now making use of GTK+3 and other new features.

Up to now Raspbian was based on Debian 7 Wheezy while now Jessie is powering the platform. With this new version, Raspbian boots to its LXDE-based graphical environment by default rather than a virtual terminal, uses GTK+3 for its toolkit, and has a variety of package updates.

Raspberry Pi owners wishing to learn more about the new Raspbian Jessie release can read today's announcement on the Raspberry Pi Blog.
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