The uses of Raspberry Pi are many and more and more. Surely because of the name of the title, many of you will think that we are facing a new operating system for Raspberry Pi, but the truth is that we are facing a new function rather than an operating system.
Raspberry Slideshow is a fork of Raspbian that transforms our Raspberry Pi into a powerful machine to emit presentations and images of any kind. Something like Kodi currently does in the multimedia world.
Raspberry Slideshow not only publishes images and presentations in full screen but also has a series of scripts that allows communication with any type of server, in such a way that if we have Raspberry Pi 3, we can connect to any server and extract or use the images and videos from that server. All without having to have more cable than the power cable of the Raspberry Pi and the monitor or screen.
The basis of Raspberry Slideshow is Debian Stretch, so we can say that Raspberry Slideshow is still a Raspbian optimized or changed for this particular function.
Raspberry Pi is a minipc that is becoming more and more common in the business sector. This is due to utilities like the one we get with Raspberry Slideshow.
To turn our Raspberry Pi into a Raspberry Slideshow we just have to download ISO image of the operating system and then we have to record the image to the microsd card as a normal image. Then we have to turn on the device and follow the operating system tutorials, among which will be the connection settings with another server to extract images or other types of multimedia content.
Personally I find it interesting, not only for companies but for users who need to create an exhibition and with a handful of Raspberry Pi's and this software they can create it without being a computer expert Do not you think?