Raspberry Pi for (ageing) desktops
The Raspberry Pi made its foray onto PCs in late 2016. The intention was to enable users to experience their recently introduced desktop environment on regular x86 computers. The Raspberry Pi Desktop has modest requirements, which makes the distribution a viable option for resurrecting underpowered computers.
A positive side effect of using the Debian base is that while on the Pi the software repository is limited to packages compiled for ARM chips, on the desktop you have access to a much wider collection of programs.
The desktop flavour of the distribution contains all the software you’ll find on the Raspberry Pi version. Additionally, there’s the Chromium web browser, Claws mail client and the LibreOffice suite. You can also use the PiPackages package manager to easily flesh out your installation.
above The Raspberry Pi Desktop can be used from a USB disk with persistence mode