What is Twister OS?


The main goal of Twister OS is to provide a true desktop computing experience for single board computers (SBCs), right out-of-the-box. Twister OS includes themes, applications, tools, and optimizations to allow you to get the most out of your SBC.

Some of Twister OS's key features are:

- 8 different user interface themes, both modern and nostalgic. Whether you're a Linux, Windows, or Mac user, you'll feel "right at home" on Twister OS. Changing the entire look and feel of your OS is as easy as clicking a button in the included "ThemeTwister" app.
- Box86, a built-in emulator which allows for the use of x86 (traditional PC) applications and games on ARM CPU-based SBCs, like the Raspberry Pi.
- Wine, a Linux application that, when used in conjunction with Box86, allows for running x86 Windows software on your SBC.
- CommanderPi, an application that provides an easy way to perform advanced configuration tasks, like overclocking, on your SBC.
- Chromium Media Edition, for streaming DRM-protected (Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, etc.) video and audio content on your SBC.
- My Android (scrcpy), which enables you to mirror your Android-based phone's display on your SBC.
- PiKISS and Pi Apps, two software stores which allow you to easily install a number of apps specifically designed or modified to run on the Raspberry Pi.
- Lutris, a powerful gaming platform for Linux which can manage your game library as well as provide advanced configuration tools to run a wide variety of Linux, Windows, and DOS games on your SBC.
- RetroPie, for playing your favorite classic console games.
- The LibreOffice suite for productivity tasks.
- A variety of multimedia apps for audio and video playback and streaming.
- And much, much, more.

Take Twister OS for a spin, and see what all the excitement is about for yourself!

Questions? Reach out to us on our Discord server, or send us an e-mail!

With open-source love, the Pi Labs team