Operating system images

Many operating systems are available for Raspberry Pi, including Raspberry Pi OS, our official supported operating system, and operating systems from other organisations.

Raspberry Pi Imager is the quick and easy way to install an operating system to a microSD card ready to use with your Raspberry Pi. Alternatively, choose from the operating systems below, available to download and install manually.

Raspberry Pi OS

Our recommended operating system for most users.

Compatible with:

Raspberry Pi OS with desktop

  • Release date: April 4th 2022
  • System: 32-bit
  • Kernel version: 5.15
  • Debian version: 11 (bullseye)
  • Size: 837MB

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Release notes

Raspberry Pi OS with desktop and recommended software

  • Release date: April 4th 2022
  • System: 32-bit
  • Kernel version: 5.15
  • Debian version: 11 (bullseye)
  • Size: 2,277MB

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Release notes

Raspberry Pi OS Lite

  • Release date: April 4th 2022
  • System: 32-bit
  • Kernel version: 5.15
  • Debian version: 11 (bullseye)
  • Size: 297MB

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Release notes

Raspberry Pi OS (64-bit)

Raspberry Pi OS with desktop

  • Release date: April 4th 2022
  • System: 64-bit
  • Kernel version: 5.15
  • Debian version: 11 (bullseye)
  • Size: 757MB

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Release notes

Raspberry Pi OS Lite

  • Release date: April 4th 2022
  • System: 64-bit
  • Kernel version: 5.15
  • Debian version: 11 (bullseye)
  • Size: 270MB

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Release notes

Raspberry Pi OS (Legacy)

A stable legacy version of Raspberry Pi OS Buster.
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Compatible with:

Raspberry Pi OS (Legacy) with desktop

  • Release date: April 4th 2022
  • System: 32-bit
  • Kernel version: 5.10
  • Debian version: 10 (buster)
  • Size: 751MB

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Release notes

Raspberry Pi OS Lite (Legacy)

  • Release date: April 4th 2022
  • System: 32-bit
  • Kernel version: 5.10
  • Debian version: 10 (buster)
  • Size: 284MB

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Release notes

Raspberry Pi Desktop

Compatible with:

  • PC and Mac

Debian Buster with Raspberry Pi Desktop

  • Release date: January 11th 2021
  • System: 32-bit
  • Kernel version: 4.19
  • Debian version: 10 (buster)
  • Size: 2,948MB

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Note: Mathematica and the Wolfram Language are included in this release under license and with permission of Wolfram Research, Inc. and may be used for non-commercial purposes only. By using this software you agree to be bound by the Wolfram Raspberry Pi Bundle License Agreement.