The Raspberry Pi series of single-board computers has been a huge success over the years, thanks to its versatility and great price. Raspberry Pi is used in many cases, from DIY (Do It Yourself) projects to as a low-cost personal computer to learn programming. Different Raspberry Pi models can do this, and now another upgrade has been offered for this product; From now on, the default Raspberry Pi operating system will be available in a 64-bit version.
According to XDA, users can use several different operating systems, including Android, on Raspberry Pi. However, Raspberry Pi OS is more widely used as the default operating system of this product. This operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution was formerly known as Rasbian and was developed specifically for the Pi family board. Although some newer Raspberry Pi models use 64-bit processors, the operating system is still only available in the 32-bit version.
Raspberry Pi Company said in a blog post:
We continued to build Raspberry Pi-based operating systems on the 32-bit Rasbian platform, with the goal of maximizing device compatibility and avoiding further customer confusion, but found that there were reasons to choose the 64-bit version over the 32-bit version. Compatibility is one of the key concerns in this choice; Because many closed source applications are only available for Arm64, open source applications are not fully optimized for Armhf. In addition, the Arm64 instruction set offers good advantages, which are more visible in the criteria; But it is assumed that these will be implemented in real-world applications in the future.
Turning to the 64-bit version means that more applications and services will be able to access more RAM on high-end Raspberry Pi boards, including Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM, resulting in improved system performance. The only important point now is that 64-bit chromium does not support Widevine DRM, so websites that need DRM, such as Disney Plus or Netflix, will not work on 64-bit chromium and should use 32-bit chromium instead. .
Additionally, you will need a 64-bit board to use the new 64-bit Raspberry Pi operating system, which currently supports 3-foot, Zero-2, and 4-foot. The Pie 1, Pie 2 and Pi Zero of the first generation use older chips and are not compatible with the 64-bit version of the Raspberry Pi operating system; So these models will still only be able to run the 32-bit Raspberry Pi version of OS.
It seems that the system of people who are currently using the 32-bit version of Raspberry Pi will not be automatically upgraded to the 64-bit version. If you want to try the new 64-bit version of Raspberry Pi oss, you can go to the download page of the Raspberry Pi website and after downloading the relevant file, make a bootable USB or SD card.