December 19, 2012

Raspberry Pi now has an app store (and yes, it has games)


In this day and age, all major platforms must have an app store. And thus today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled the Pi Store to act as the one-stop shop for users of the tiny computer.

The Pi Store, built in collaboration with IndieCity and Velocix, runs as an X application on the Debian-based Raspbian operating system (no word yet on whether the Pi Store will come to more OSes). Raspbian is the recommended operating system for those just starting out with the Pi, and the latest version has the Pi Store built-in. If you're already running Raspbian, you can add the Pi Store with this command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pistore.

"At launch, we have 23 free titles in the store, ranging from utilities like LibreOffice and [VoIP application] Asterisk to classic games like Freeciv and OpenTTD and Raspberry Pi exclusive Iridium Rising," the announcement said. ...Read more at Ars Technica

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