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

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Chapter 19

Ten Great Software Packages for the Raspberry Pi

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Downloading and playing games

check Discovering educational software

check Using email, 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, including a few you might have missed that are already on your Raspberry Pi.

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 listen to, 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 Chapters 4 and 5.

Penguins Puzzle

Penguins Puzzle, shown in Figure 19-1, is a 3D puzzle game where you are tasked with safely escorting a penguin to the exit without letting it fall off the iceberg and into the freezing water. You use the cursor keys to move around, press Z to zoom out for ...

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