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Linux for Makers, 1st Edition by Aaron Newcomb

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Chapter 10. Virtual Raspberry Pi

Makers are busy people and don’t always have a Raspberry Pi sitting in front of them to experiment with, or perhaps they aren’t sure if they will be able to get over the “Linux hump” and become proficient enough to justify buying a Raspberry Pi or other SBC. For these cases, I created a Virtual Raspberry Pi that runs in Oracle VirtualBox, which you can use to explore Linux and test things out. In fact, many of the images and exercises in this book were made using my Virtual Raspberry Pi. This chapter explains how to run a full Raspberry Pi environment on top of Windows, macOS, or Linux for those times when you don’t have the physical system on hand.

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