Get the new environment for Raspberry Pi: PIXEL

PIXELPi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight

Wandering around the Internet of Things subjects, I came upon  with the new environment for Raspberry Pi, that was released last October (2016). Instantly, I wanted to have a go. So this is very quick reference to update your current system in your pi.




So far the system has a lot of improvements in the GUI, such as new icons , rounded windows and even updated wallpapers.New internet navigator  The task bar has improvements as well for networks  , Bluetooth and removable drives. I prefer you find the new features by trying.

There are two ways to update your pi.


This option only work for update previous images of Jessie, (Wheezy user , used Clean Installation )open command line :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install -y rpi-chromium-mods
sudo apt-get install -y python-sense-emu python3-sense-emu
sudo apt-get install -y python-sense-emu-doc realvnc-vnc-viewer

Then reboot.


The clean option will require a bit more time and patience . First download 4 Gigabyte of the image from the Raspberry site. Then use Win32DiskImager   in order to make a bootable image in the SD card. Be aware that you might new Updates, raspberry developers has been solving errors frequently, advice update before using the next two lines of code in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

It might take about 15-20 min. Grab a cup of tea …








Mauricio Silva

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