Installing the operating system

Now that your hardware is ready, you need to install an operating system. You are going to install Linux, an open-source version of Unix, on your Raspberry Pi. Now Linux, unlike Windows, Android, or iOS, is not tightly controlled by a single company. It is a group effort, mostly open-source, and while it is available for free, it grows and develops a bit more chaotically.

Thus, a number of distributions have emerged, each built on a core set of similar capabilities referred to as the Linux kernel. These core capabilities are all based on the Linux specification. However, they are packaged slightly differently, and developed, supported, and packaged by different organizations. Debian, Arch, and Fedora are the names ...

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