In the previous two posts I wrote about SUSE Linux and Fedora/Manjaro ARM/Ubuntu MATE for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. The results were mixed, at best.This time I'm taking on even more of a challenge because I'm going to be looking at the original Raspberry Pi Model B and B+, and the Raspberry Pi Zero. These models all have much more limited CPU power and memory than the Pi 2 and 3, so it will be interesting to see what can be done with them.
Manjaro ARM - The Manjaro ARM distribution for the Raspberry Pi 1 and Zero comes in three variations - Minimal Edition, Server Edition and Media Edition. Noticeably missing from this list is the Base Edition, which includes the Xfce desktop. The Minimal Edition and Server Edition are both text/command-line (CLI) versions, and the Media Edition is pre-loaded with Kodi, which has its own dedicated GUI.
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