You now just need to install HypriotOS to experience the world of containers right from the window of your Raspberry Pi. The new operating system is specifically optimised for running Docker and designed for the entire Raspberry Pi family that includes Pi 1, 2, 3 and Zero.
HyperOS 1.0.0 “Blackbeard” is perhaps the first Linux distro for Raspberry Pi to offer Docker support. There is Docker Engine 1.12.1 with Swarm mode and the latest versions of Docker Compose and Docker Machine. The freshly-backed container platform additionally takes Pi to the Internet of Things (IoT) avenue through a multi-node cluster.
Unified experience across all Pi models
To give a unified experience, HypriotOS has dual Linux kernels. While one kernel supports ARMv6, the another one works with ARMv7 architecture. This support enables the platform to work across all Raspberry Pi models and even with its Compute module. Moreover, you can get the same experience on multiple Pis right using a single SD card.
As security is one of the prime considerable factors to run containers, HypriotOS brings some secure features. Built-in “root” user is absent from the system and the default user “pirate” can run Docker commands directly. Additionally, there are performance enhancements such as fast boot times, optimised file system and minimal memory and disk consumption.
Rapidly boots up
You can run HypriotOS on your Raspberry Pi by downloading its flash tool. Once the tool is successfully downloaded, the open source platform will be ready to take you to the container world with just a single command.
Race for IoT
Docker container support through HypriotOS 1.0.0 makes Raspberry Pi a perfect IoT device. However, this is not the only way to transform the single-board computer into a connected device.
Earlier this month, Google also came in news for developing a new Raspberry Pi-centric operating system. The platform, called Fuchsia, was found to be based on an all-new Magenta kernel.
Microsoft is also in the race to take Raspberry Pi into the IoT market with its Windows 10 IoT Core. This Windows version recently received an update to support new hardware architectures.