Welcome to our new website!

You’ll have noticed something a bit different when you visited Raspberry Pi this morning.

As a lot of you know already, the Raspberry Pi family is actually made up of two organisations, both based in Cambridge, UK. There’s us: Raspberry Pi Trading: we’re the Computer People. We engineer, make, and sell Raspberry Pi computers. We also make a bunch of other stuff: including add-on boards, or HATs; microcontrollers like Raspberry Pi Pico; accessories like keyboards and power supplies; and books and magazines.

Then there are our colleagues across the city: the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The profits from the sale of Raspberry Pi computers help fund the Foundation’s educational initiatives, along with generous donations from people and organisations who care about our mission, from training teachers to running kids’ computing clubs, and much more. The Foundation makes learning materials and online training courses. It sends Raspberry Pis to space so that kids can run experiments on the International Space Station, and runs Code Clubs and CoderDojos for children all around the world.

Up until now, we have all used a single website, raspberrypi.org, for all our content, whether that content was about our educational work or about Raspberry Pi computers. Some of you told us that it was difficult to find certain material, because that website had to serve so many different purposes. Today we’re changing that, in order to make it much easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

Raspberry Pi Computers

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Right now, you’re visiting raspberrypi.com, a completely new website from us, the Computer People, aimed at those of you who want to use or buy a Raspberry Pi or one of our other products. You can learn more about the device and what you can do with it; talk with other users on our forums; read our documentation; download our software; and find out what other people and businesses are making with their Raspberry Pis.

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Over at raspberrypi.org, you’ll be able to discover more about what the Raspberry Pi Foundation does; and find all of the Foundation’s free learning materials so you can start your own projects and learn more about computing. That’s where you’ll find online courses for teachers, projects for kids (and older people), and academic research into the way we learn about computing – all for free. If you’re not familiar with the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s work you should check it out: there’s a lot for you to dig into.

Where to follow everyone

We’re also making a tweak to the way we do social media. We’ll still be tweeting about computers, like we usually do at @raspberry_pi; you’ll find the news you need about the charity side of things at @raspberrypi_org. On Facebook you’ll find new educational content at @RaspberryPiFoundation (the original Facebook page will continue to showcase material about Raspberry Pi hardware and software, and what you guys do with it). And over at Instagram, a new page has been set up for Raspberry Pi Foundation. For product photos, visit the existing Raspberry Pi Instagram account.

We’re still one big family called Raspberry Pi, and we hope these changes will make it easier for you to find exactly what you want in our online spaces. Please have a poke around this new site and let us know what you think below!

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My browsers say this site is unsafe. (Safari and Brave on MacOS.

Liz Upton

Thanks for the feedback. A large number of us are trying to replicate this across a number of devices, and we’re not seeing anything. Could you please let us know more about your setup?

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This site uses a letsencrypt.org certificate. It is recently in the news here:
https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/21/lets-encrypt-root-expiry/
The problem you are seeing seems to be how the certificate is created and cross signed. Windows Firefox and Chrome have no problems, Linux chome and firefox have no problems but it seems Mac browsers (Safari) have a problem with it.
Using:
openssl s_client -showcerts -connect raspberrypi.com:443
shows no problems with the certificate here.

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For more info on browsers that will work with this letsencrypt.org certificate, look at this post from letsencrypt.org as it details which OSes and browsers work and which do not:
https://letsencrypt.org/docs/certificate-compatibility/

Liz Upton

Right: we had a dig. The issue seems to be with your setup.

This site (and an awful, awful lot of others – my guess is that this is a message you’re seeing quite regularly on other sites) is using a letsencrypt.org certificate. I think you’re using a very old version of macOS (one which is no longer supported). My guess is that you’re doing that because you have some 32-bit software you really want to keep using! Apple themselves do not maintain anything pre-Mojave (2018), which is macOS 10.14 – I think you’re using something earlier than that. Earlier versions can’t validate the certificate because they don’t recognise what it is, and Apple isn’t maintaining those versions, so they won’t ever be updated to recognise modern security certificates.

We checked the logs on the .org website (not much point doing so for this one given it’s only been up a day; the data wouldn’t be very representative), and 0.08% of users are on macOS 10.11 – the latest version which would be affected – while 0.01% of you are on macOS <10.

I'm afraid I don't have a solution other than upgrading your installation - which is a nuisance. If you upgrade to Mojave you'll still be able to use 32-bit software, and Let's Encrypt will work. It might be worth doing; I'm wincing at thinking about how full of error boxes and popups your current web browsing experience must be!

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Or alternatively he can click “Visit the site anyway” as the “error” is only a warning (I’m running High Sierra and the site is fine).

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Hi Liz. Hope I am not too late in on this one.

It is possible to cater for old PCs with LetsEncrypt by either having end-users import the new root and intermediate certs as trusted (this is what I have done for schools with budgetary constraints as a sysadmin) or alternatively you as the webmaster can take advantage of HSTS preload to make it so modern users still get directed to HTTPS, while older computers could then use plaintext HTTP for compatibility. HSTS preload would replace the need for a redirect and the lack of support for it on old PCs is what allows them to not be forced to HTTPS.

Please consider it as it shouldn’t harm security in the slightest.

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Any reason that pricing on the .com site is in dollars rather than pounds?

Liz Upton

It has been since 2012! Very simply put, we buy componentry in dollars, and so we’ve always stuck to pricing in dollars so that we don’t have to make regular, minuscule adjustments to £, € etc. pricing to reflect exchange rate changes. We have agreements with all our authorised resellers that their price in whatever currency will always match the dollar price, subject, of course, to local taxes.

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Back to the dollar quiestion – we once though that it was a further americanisation of the UK ;-) But using Pounds, I feel would be better to underline this is a british designed and made product and not an American one. You are losing “Kudos” on that. A lot of people here in Germany this it is an American microcomputer.

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referring to the “But using Pounds, I feel would be better to underline this is a british designed and made product and not an American one. You are losing “Kudos” on that. A lot of people here in Germany this it is an American microcomputer.” – why not emphasise this and also differentiate the 400 Keyboard from the 400 Computer by adding red and blue stripes like the Sinclair Spectrum…. (Unable to load picture)

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From uh, The Elderly Trekkery American Contingent, I’m so excited to see the growth of this organisation & development of the .com in support of the .org! Such good work, may it live long and prosper _\\//

Liz Upton

Thank you for the kind words! And the kind hand gesture. I am gesturing right back at you.

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This is great….as I said on the other blog, this is a welcome and much-needed move. I also hope to hear from you (Liz) more often, as your blog posts are uniformly interesting and informative. I’ve missed your input from the earlier days of the Pi blog!

Liz Upton

Why, Steve, I’m blushing!

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BTW, no certificate problems with Opera on macOS…

Alasdair Allan

Unless you’re still running macOS Sierra, which was released back in 2016, you shouldn’t be seeing any certificate problems on any browser on macOS. See https://letsencrypt.org/docs/certificate-compatibility/ for details.

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One of the coolest things I own is a Raspberry Pi (4 B). Everyone should own one.

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At first glance, this division is more confusing than helpful. Apparently, you will need to view both sites, and not one as it was before (

Liz Upton

We’ve collected a lot of feedback over the years, and what emerged was that we actually have two very different audiences: one which is overwhelmingly interested in the product and how to use it, and one which has a much tighter focus on education. Both groups were frustrated by not always being able to find what they needed easily (and it was very hard for us to architect a site that was all things to everybody). I hope you have a dig beyond a first glance; change is annoying, I get it – but we think that ultimately this will make thing much less complicated for everybody.

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It’s really not understandable the difference between .com and .org.
I thought one of them was an impersonator, a scam.
It would have been better to keep only one official website. Where you could have just make two always visible big tabs: one for the computers and the other for the other stuff.
I always thought .com was not the official website.
Now that I randomly read this blog, I know I will not remember which website I should go to, it is absolutely not obvious.
Maybe you will merge back everything to nice raspberry.org or raspberry.co.uk, as someone mentioned at least it would show a better image than american.com.

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Yes, I agree with you.

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I will say it took me a minute to figure out where stuff was today. As long as the menus don’t get rearranged again, I should be fine. Anyways, glad to see that things are working out.

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Must have accidently mistyped by username. Anyways, now that I start looking around, I actually think it is easier to find stuff when I am on the right site. Keep up the good work.

Liz Upton

That’s good to hear – thank you for the feedback!

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Just wondering, when will the WiFi version of the Pico be available?

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The forum is only on one of the two sites, did you consider splitting the forum and having two or proving a link from the foundation site to the forum.

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Hi, I don’t think that is needed.

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I am happy to hear that you are doing this. I also want to hear more from you. Your posts are interesting and informative. I missed your earlier posts as well as your input!

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The new website looks great guys :)
Super clean, take getting used to but makes sense for the learning resources.

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Just wanted to say your new website is well done. Really really nice, stay the course. I am hooked on PI.

Ashley Whittaker

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I bought the Raspberry Pi 400 about a year ago. I use it every day and I love every minute of it. It works wonderfully as an office desktop. For that purpose I find it more practical than my Windows and Linux computers. Why not expand into that market with a more powerful processor and 16 GB RAM and price it appropriately? Many would love to buy that configuration. You have a real winner here… act on it.
Thanks for all your work and for making the Raspberry possible…. :)

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