Get the Debian universal operating system distribution for the ASUS Tinker Board. The 16GB micro SD card comes pre-loaded with the operating system and an SD card adapter. Simply pop it into your ASUS Tinker Board and power up.
An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. At the core of an operating system is the kernel. The kernel is the most fundamental program on the computer and does all the basic housekeeping and lets you start other programs. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.