To use the Raspberry Pi as a personal dev server, you should install Ubuntu Server 20.04 TLS. With Ubuntu, you can use the latest Node.js and WebAssembly services on the device. But can I use Ubuntu Server 20.04 on the smallest Raspberry Pi Zero?
The NOOBS SD card you purchased from most online stores probably only has the 64-bit version of Ubuntu pre-installed. It would not boot on the 32-bit Raspberry Pi Zero (W).
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