Batocera.linux is an operating system (like Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Mac OS, or Windows 10) specialized in retrogaming. It is available for laptops, desktop PCs and different nano computers like the Raspberry and the Odroids. On PC, it is available on a USB key and can boot without altering your existing hard drive.
As stated by DistroWatch, batocera.linux is a minimal distribution dedicated to running retrogaming software. The distribution is able to run on most desktop computers, laptops, and several single-board computers, including the Raspberry Pi. batocera.linux can be run from a USB thumb drive or SD card, allowing it to be transferred between computers. batocera.linux is based on RecalboxOS.
Batocera is a Debian-based retro gaming operating system with a lot of features and similarities with Recalbox. It’s pretty easy to set up and install and features RetroArch with the EmulationStation frontend, for these it results in a really simple, sleek, and beautiful retro gaming system.
So, if you want to play all the retro games of the world, batocera.linux is the Linux distribution for you. Easy and peasy, and with a super active community on social media like Discord, Facebook, and Twitter.
Batocera runs like a charm on the new Raspberry Pi 4 and it consents you to play with overall improved performance and emulates so good systems such as Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2, and Dreamcast.
References and resources
- batocera.linux | Retro games operating system – https://batocera.org/
- batocera-linux | GitHub repository – https://github.com/batocera-linux/
- How to Install Batocera on Raspberry Pi – https://www.electromaker.io/tutorial/blog/batocera-review-learn-how-to-install-batocera-on-raspberry-pi