Raspberry Pi OS 64-Bit Officially Released

It’s out of beta and into production.
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The official operating system of the Raspberry Pi, known as Raspberry Pi OS, has finally received a 64-bit edition. The new OS edition was announced in a blog post earlier this week from Gordon Hollingworth on the Raspberry Pi website.

The new 64-bit version has been tested in a beta trial for the past year. After 12 months of progress, the operating system is now open to everyone in a public release.

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The Raspberry Pi has been able to support 64-bit operating systems for some time, so no new hardware upgrades are necessary to take advantage of the new OS edition. This isn’t the first 64-bit operating system for the Pi as there are plenty of third party options available, but it is the first official 64-bit OS to come from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

According to the official Raspberry Pi website, the following Pi models are officially supported:

  • Raspberry Pi 3B
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+
  • Raspberry Pi 3A+
  • Raspberry Pi 4
  • Raspberry Pi 400
  • Raspberry Pi CM3
  • Raspberry Pi CM3+
  • Raspberry Pi CM4
  • Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

Gordon elaborated in the comments about the repository details, explaining that the 32-bit Raspberry Pi OS upstream is Raspbian while the new 64-bit version’s upstream is Debian. However, both have been modified with tools, features, and a design catered to the Raspberry Pi, making it the OS we know.

To read more about the new 64-bit Raspberry Pi OS, check out the original blog post and head over to the downloads page to see it yourself first hand.

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