New Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Based RaspEX OS Supports the Rapsberry Pi Touch Display From The Box

Raspberry Pi Touch Display has been making waves for quite some time now, however, software developers haven’t really expressed that much interest into developing Operating Systems that would run directly on this device.

Nonetheless, we saw Arne Exton bring the Android Marshmallow Operating System aboard the Raspberry Pi 3 with the RaspAnd distro and now, he has just announced a new operating system for the Raspberry Pi Touch Display dubbed the RaspEX OS.

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The new RaspEX distro is built around the Kodi 16.0 Media Center and it is also based on the the latest Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) operating system. He tested this new OS on with a (800×480) 7-inch touch screen display which is compatible with the Raspberry Pi single-board computers to see whether the Raspberry Pi Touch Display requires special configuration or would just work out of the box.

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After testing it, this is what the GNU/Linux developer, Arne Exton, had to say about his progress “I got the official 7″ touchscreen monitor for Raspberry Pi today. I started immediately to test the touchscreen running RaspEX. To my great pleasure (and surprise) the touchscreen worked perfectly out of the box!,I didn’t have to install any extra packages to make it work.”

There is much more to the RaspEX as we have only brushed through the tiny bits for you so for more information about this new OS, you can head over to the project’s Homepage where you would also be able to download a free copy as well.

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More so, if you do not have a Raspberry Pi Touch Display and you are in need of one, then visit the Raspberry Pi Foundation website and get yourself a cool touch-screen display to try your new RaspEX operating system on.

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Lamin Kanteh
Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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