Chapter 3. Getting Around with Linux

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To the uninitiated, Linux may seem like a strange beast. It comes with a lot of power, customizability, and is heavily influenced by operating systems that date back to the early days of computing. Besides the price (free), the best part of using a Linux OS is the huge community of users, who have contributed their knowledge to the code itself and to helping other users.

While there are many different distributions, or flavors, of Linux, the people at provide their version of the Debian distribution of Linux for use with the BeagleBone. It’s the software that’s preloaded on the BeagleBone Black ...

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