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Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Introduction

The Raspberry Pi is at the forefront of the maker movement, where people make their own inventions using a mixture of traditional craft skills and modern coding and electronics knowledge. It's also given more and more people access to a computer that provides a gateway into programming, electronics, and the world of Linux — the technically powerful (and free) rival to Windows and Mac OS. As a supercheap computer, the Raspberry Pi is also being pressed into service in media centers and as a family computer for games, music, photo editing, and word processing.

Although the Raspberry Pi presents new opportunities to everyone, it can also be a daunting prospect. It comes as a bare circuit board, so to do anything with it, you need to add an operating system on an SD or microSD card and connect it up to a screen, mouse, and keyboard. To get started, you need to learn a few basics of Linux, or at least get acquainted with PIXEL, the graphical desktop. You might be a geek who relishes learning new technologies, or you might be someone who wants a new family computer to use with the children. In either case, Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition, helps you get started with your Raspberry Pi and teaches you about some of the many fun and inspiring things you can do with it.

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Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition, provides a concise and clear introduction to the terminology, technology, and techniques that you need to get the most from your Pi. With this book ...

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