Raspberry Pi Operating System

The Raspberry Pi needs an operating system to work. The official supported operating system is Raspberry Pi OS. Raspberry Pi OS is compatible with all Raspberry Pi models.

Install Raspberry Pi OS using Raspberry Pi Imager

The Raspberry Pi Imager is the quick and easy way to install Raspberry Pi OS and other operating systems to a microSD card, ready to use with your Raspberry Pi.

Download and install Raspberry Pi Imager to a computer with an SD card reader. Put the SD card you’ll use with your Raspberry Pi into the reader and run Raspberry Pi Imager.

Download for Windows

Download for macOS

Download for Ubuntu for x86

To install Raspberry Pi OS , type
sudo apt install rpi-imager
in a Terminal window.

To learn more and download Operating System images, please visit here.

Third-party software

If you want to use other third-party software with your Raspberry Pi, please visit Raspberry Pi’s Operating Systems web page to learn and install manually.