We have been talking and telling you about the main operating systems that existed for using Raspberry Pi as a desktop computer for a long time. These operating systems were not the only ones for Raspberry Pi, but they are the ones with the most community behind them and they can solve many problems for us.
In this case I am going to talk about Recalbox, an operating system that does not have a large community behind it but does have a great function for many Raspberry Pi owners: convert the hob into a game console.
Recalbox is an operating system that has a web interface and that will allow any user to use their Raspberry Pi 3 board in a large game console retro video game.
Recalbox is compatible with many current game console controllers
It is also compatible with many controls, so we can use from the usb control of a Chinese store to the Xbox control, all without having to configure anything, just connect and work. On the other hand, the interface is web, so we just have to drag the game and press play, nothing more to be able to play with the Raspberry Pi.
On the other hand, the installation is somewhat longer, but not more difficult. To install it, first we have to go to its official website and download the zip package of the operating system. Then we have format the microsd card and paste the unzipped zip file to the card. We insert it into the Raspberry Pi and after turning on we wait a while. The operating system and the Raspberry Pi will take care of configuring everything and making it work without any problem.
In addition, Recalbox users will have the opportunity to watch series or movies thanks to the integration of Kodi in the operating system, a software to view movies, videos and music that will make the user have more options besides playing on their Raspberry Pi.
Recalbox is Free Software something that makes it available to everyone, but it also has a philosophy of making things easier for novice users, something that many will surely appreciate and that allows those who are not a computer guru to have fun with the Raspberry Pi.