What is PIXEL?

Raspbian with PIXEL (which stands for ‘Pi Improved Xwindow Environment, Lightweight’) is a huge software update to the desktop environment. It introduces a crisp new interface, and is brimming with new programs and features.

The biggest newcomer is Chromium Browser, which replaces Epiphany as the default web browser. Other new apps include RealVNC’s Viewer and Server, which allow you to control Raspberry Pi devices over a network, plus the recently released Sense HAT Emulator.

Why should I use PIXEL?

  • New Chromium browser uses the Pi’s hardware to accelerate video playback
  • Chromium comes preinstalled with an adblocker
  • Slick new design – updated icons and user interface
  • Easily toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on/off to manage power
  • Improvements made to Scratch and Node-RED
  • Includes Sense HAT emulator
  • Pre-installed with plenty of productivity programs, including Adobe Flash Player
  • PC & Mac Support – breathe new life into an old system with this lightweight OS

Where can I get it?

You can grab PIXEL by clicking the button below.

 

Want to try PIXEL but have no Pi to use it with? Scroll down for a few selections from our wide range of Raspberry Pi Bundles.