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Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition by Maik Schmidt

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Linux is still the most popular choice for an operating system on the Pi, and it helps you to get the most out of your Pi. Also, many people are already familiar with Linux, whereas the other operating systems running on the Pi are a bit more exotic.

Even if a Linux distribution runs on the Pi, it will often look and behave differently from its regular desktop PC equivalent, because it might use a windows manager that doesn’t need a lot of resources. Also, you won’t find all of the applications you’re used to, such as many popular web browsers or office products.

In addition, you’ll face some limitations around installing the operating system. Modern operating systems are fairly big, and they ship on DVD or are available ...

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