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Raspberry Pi Desktop x86
The default OS for the Raspberry Pi is a special version of Debian Linux optimized for the hardware. But, did you ever wish you could run this lightweight and speedy OS on another platform? Now you can with the Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 version! We'll take a tour of this Linux distribution installed on a 5 year old Toshiba Satellite laptop and see how well it performs.

CoLab - Innovation Lab, Coworking Space and Event Venue

1327 Grandin Rd. SW · Roanoke, VA

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What we're about

Now starting our 4th year, this group is for new and experienced users of GNU+Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Fedora and other distributions), Unix, BSD and OS X (which has Unix under the hood).

Topics can range from upgrading older computers, building from scratch and new hardware platforms like the Raspberry Pi.

Casual users, hobbyists and seasoned professionals are all welcome to join a friendly and helpful environment to discuss and ask questions.

Thanks to a generous donation, ROALUG now has unlimited members again! Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings that are scheduled - joining the group on is not required.

Local technology companies - interested in sponsoring ROALUG so the group can continue to grow? Please email darrell (at) for more information! Your support would be greatly appreciated!

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