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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Foolish Assumptions

Raspberry Pi For Dummies is written for beginners, by which we mean people who have never used a similar computer before. However, we do have to make a few assumptions in writing this book because we wouldn’t have enough space for all the cool projects if we had to start by explaining what a mouse is! Here are our assumptions:

check.png You are familiar with other computers, such as Windows or Apple computers. In particular, we assume that you’re familiar with using windows, icons, and the keyboard and mouse, and that you know the basics of using your computer for things like the Internet or writing letters.

check.png The Raspberry Pi is not your only computer. At times, you’ll need to have access to another computer, for example to create your SD card for the Pi (see Chapter 2). When it comes to networking, we assume you already have a router set up with an Internet connection and a spare port that you can plug the Raspberry Pi into.

check.png The Raspberry Pi is your first Linux-based computer. If you’re a Linux ninja, this book still gives you a solid reference on the Raspberry Pi and the version of Linux it uses, but no prior Linux knowledge is required.

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