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2. Linux by the Seat of Your Pants

Wolfram Donat1 
Palmdale, California, USA

The Raspberry Pi uses Linux as its standard operating system, which means if you don’t know anything about this awesome OS, you’re going to have to learn. Don’t worry—I’ll try to make this as painless as possible.

Whatever your preconceptions about Linux are, you can probably disregard them. Since its inception, Linux has been regarded as the “geek’s OS,” associated with images of button-up-short-sleeve-shirt-clad pencil-necks hammering away on a keyboard while the screen fills with text, and somewhere, deep in the basement, a row of tape-driven computer ...

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