Raspbian "Jessie" is the newest stable operating system based on Debian Linux. It's an update of the super popular Raspbian Wheezy - with myriad bug fixes and tweaks as well as some added features. We think it's the best Raspbian update yet. To read more about Raspbian Jessie, check out the raspberrypi.org's blog here!
For use with any and all Raspberry Pi computers (Pi 1 models A, B, A+, B+ and Pi 3 model B).
Please note as of Mid November 2016, something changed with the Pi 2 firmware and it will not work with this particular revision. Please pick up a copy of NooBs instead!
Since Raspbian is constantly getting updating, be sure to upgrade your OS once you've got it booting your raspberry pi - that way you'll have the freshest version. Click here for upgrade instructions!
Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your Raspberry Pi run. However, Raspbian provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 35,000 packages, pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on your Raspberry Pi. You can read more about Raspbian here. These microSDHC cards use the new speed “class" rating of Class 4 that guarantee a minimum Data transfer rate of 4MB/sec. We may ship a Sandisk or Kingston card, both are high quality and come with the same speed class rating.
Adafruit tests and verifies each card before shipment. This image can be downloaded directly from the Raspberry Pi Website Downloads Page.
See our Distributors page for a complete list of distributors.