Learning Raspbian

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  • Understand your Raspberry Pi and the different components that make up the Raspbian operating system
  • Set up and configure your Raspberry Pi
  • Download and install Raspbian onto an SD card suitable for the Raspberry Pi
  • Learn about the XFCE desktop environment that is bundled with Raspbian
  • Experiment with the different ways you can install software in Raspbian
  • Grasp the basics of the Linux command prompt

The huge popularity of the Raspberry Pi has led to the development of many excellent operating systems such as Raspbian, which is the official operating system for Raspberry Pi. It is a Debian-based operating system that is specially optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware.

With this book, you will be taken through starting Raspbian after its first boot and move on to learn about the different features of the Raspbian desktop. The book will then walk you through installing different software on your machine to make your work easier, familiarizing you with the console and teaching you how to interact with the Raspbian operating system. Finally, you will be equipped with ample information about other Linux distributions based on Raspbian.

Packed full of useful screenshots, this book is an excellent guide to the Raspbian operating system and will ensure your success with the Raspberry Pi!

  • Acquire the practical skills required to develop applications in Raspbian
  • Interact with the Raspbian operating system via its console
  • Explore the Raspbian GUI and the bundled console applications with this easy-to-follow guide
Page Count 154
Course Length 4 hours 37 minutes
ISBN 9781784392192
Date Of Publication 24 Feb 2015


William Harrington

William Harrington lives and works at his family's cattle station, Olga Downs, in northwest Queensland, Australia. He attended university at James Cook University, Townsville. At the age of 20, he established his own company, Harrington Systems Electronics, which sells the NLIS RFID tag reader – The Pipe Reader that he designed and manufactures. He also received the AgForce President's Innovation Award in 2005. In 2006, he graduated with honors as a computer systems engineer and received the Queensland Primary Industries Young Achiever Award. Since then, he has gone on to design the uSee remote monitoring system, a revolutionary and low-cost remote monitoring solution.

Having a home-based company has become part of a unique diversification strategy for the family and has provided them the opportunity to stay on the land. Due to a never-ending passion for technology, William speaks regularly on many topics, so he will bring a futuristic version of the technology that is possible in the next decade.

Since 2011, he has also been a director and programmer for Farm Apps Pty Ltd, developing smartphone and tablet apps that increase farming efficiency.

He enjoys travelling and brewing beer at home.

William works alongside his wife Hollie, having recently welcomed their young son, Jack, into the world.