How This Book Is Organized
This book is organized into six parts:
Part I shows you how to set up your Raspberry Pi, including guidance on what else you need; how you download the Raspberry Pi’s operating system software and copy it to an SD card; and how you connect everything up. You’ll learn how to use the configuration software and log in to your Raspberry Pi.
Part II gets you up and running with Linux, the operating system that runs on the Raspberry Pi. You’ll learn about the desktop environment, which you can use to run programs, manage your files, browse the web, and view your images. Many Raspberry Pi users spend most of their time in the desktop environment, but others want to dig deeper into Linux, learning how to enter text commands to manage the computer and its files. The book also shows you how to do this, so you can exploit the full power of Linux.
Part III is all about using your Raspberry Pi for work and play. You can’t use Windows or Mac OS software on your Raspberry Pi, so you need to find and install some new programs for work, photo-editing, and playing music and video. You also learn how to build your first website, using HTML and CSS, the languages that underpin ...