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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Chapter 18

Ten Great Software Packages for the Raspberry Pi

In This Chapter

arrow Downloading and playing games

arrow Discovering educational software

arrow Using e-mail, accounts systems, and other productivity tools

One of the best things about the Raspberry Pi is that you can easily download so many software packages over the Internet and install them. In this chapter, we give you some pointers to ten software packages to get you started.

Before you start, issue the following command in the shell to make sure your software cache is up to date:

sudo apt-get update

The software you run on your computer is as much a matter of taste as the music you play on your stereo, so we hope you use this list as a starting point and then make your own software discoveries. For a full explanation of finding and installing software on your Raspberry Pi, see Chapter 5.

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