Pidora2014 R3

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
4.2/5 5
An open source and free Fedora based operating system for the minimal Raspberry Pi hardware

editor's review





Pidora is an open source Linux-based operating system designed from the ground up to be deployed on the small and inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer board. It is a remix of the well known Fedora Linux distribution, using Xfce as its default desktop environment.

Availability and supported platforms

This special Fedora remix is available for download as a single zip archive that contains an IMG file of 2.3GB in size, which can be written to a SD or SDHC memory card of 4GB or higher capacity. At the moment, it supports only the ARMv6 architecture.

Keep in mind though that this is not a Live system, as you will have to install it before you can use it. Detailed installation instructions are provided on the its official Wiki page at

Beautiful and lightweight desktop environment powered by Xfce

As mentioned, the graphical session in Pidora Linux is powered by the Xfce project, which provides users with a traditional desktop environment comprised of a top panel, from where users can access the main menu, launch apps and interact with running programs, and a bottom dock (application launcher) to quickly open your favorite apps.

Top-notch open source apps for Raspberry Pi

Among the pre-installed applications, we can mention the Mozilla Firefox and Midori web browsers, Claws Mail email client, Liferea news reader, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Remmina remote desktop client, Transmission torrent downloader, AbiWord word processor, and GIMP image editor.

In addition, the Wireshark network scanner utility, uGet download manager, Mozilla Thunderbird email and RSS client, Warzone2100 FPS game, SeaMonkey all-in-one Internet suite, SpaceFM file manager, and Sylpeed email client are also available.

Bottom line

Summing up, this special remix of the Fedora Linux operating system is highly optimized for the Raspberry Pi computer, providing users with a full featured, modern and very fast distribution of Linux for ARM hardware.

Pidora was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on December 26th, 2014
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