DietPi v8.17 Announced With New Software and SBC Enhancements
DietPi, a lightweight multi-purpose OS for Raspberry Pi, SBC and x86 machines, has announced version 8.17. And this new release sees new software and enhancements to the Debian-based OS.
Major Updates in DietPi 8.17
- New software: openHAB home automation software.
- New software: Moonlight (CLI and GUI): Game Streaming.
- New software: Restic Command line based backup tool.
- Enhanced: Improvements for Raspberry Pi.
- Enhanced: Update for NanoPi series boards.
- Enhanced: ROCK4 board update.
- Bug fixes: Bug fix for Raspberry Pi analog audio.
- Bug fixes: DietPi reports wrong temperature (8.16 regression).
- bug fix: Google AIY ArmV7 Python module dependency conflict resolved.
- Bug fixes: UnRAR installation on RISC-V based systems has been fixed.
- Full release notes.
DietPi is an alternative Debian-based OS for various SBC and x86 machines. Instead of using a desktop-based OS by default, DietPi uses a series of menus and a user interface to facilitate installation and configuration of specific tools. This level of flexibility means DietPi is not limited to being a desktop OS. You can use it to build a web server, a DNS server (Pi-Hole is one of them), a NAS, or an appliance for streaming games via Steam Link, Moonlight, and more.
I personally set up a Node-RED server at home using DietPi. Of course, if you want to install a desktop environment, you can. You can install LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce, or GNUstep on your desktop with the same software installation process.
If you prefer gaming, you can also use DietPi to emulate classic machines such as the Amiga (Amiberry) and classic DOS-era games using Box86 and Box64. With the Steam client and Moonlight, you can stream games from your gaming PC to your living room.
Another level of flexibility offered by DietPi is the number of boards you can use. Having about 48 SBCs and 2 images for x86 PCs means the DietPi can be used with a wide range of Raspberry Pi replacements and can be used to breathe new life into aging x86 hardware. increase.
DietPi is free and can be downloaded from. Diet pie website.