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Old 04-01-2013, 15:49
Ashenpimento
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ok - we have the New Raspberry Pi - now what do we do?

its plugged in and we have it set up on the TV, but how do we start with a game or something......
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Old 04-01-2013, 15:56
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Really it depends on what you want to use it for....games...tv streamer etc but you'll need to learn some linux probably before you can really get started and as a starter a keyboard/mouse in the usb and i think quake3 is installed for some fun
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:02
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Really it depends on what you want to use it for....games...tv streamer etc but you'll need to learn some linux probably before you can really get started and as a starter a keyboard/mouse in the usb and i think quake3 is installed for some fun
i bought it to help my 10 year old son learn how to program....we are all connected, but i'm a windows VB type programmer, this is going to be fun!
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:22
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http://www.raspberry-pi.co.uk/projec...-raspberry-pi/

Should be easy enough to follow.
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:27
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ooh lovely - thanks
we did the hello program on http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/04/r...-guide-how-to/ as well
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:33
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you should take a look at the dedicated magazine The MagPi It has regular features on programming for beginners, starting with Scratch, via Ada and Python to C++, as well as articles on projects and interfacing it with other kit to do real world stuff. There are 8 issues so far, available to read online or as downloadable pdfs.
I have no connection, just pleased I found it. They don't publicise it enough, its good stuff.

I got my Pi to run SqueezeServer, Logitech's Media Server, to drive my Squeezeboxes and Squeezeplayers, instead of having a big box running 24/7. Had to set up Samba (one of the options in the package) to connect to my NAS where all the music is. 45 quid (inc vat) for a tiny box that sits under the desk and natively supports flac and it just works, no heat, no noise, no crashes or bsods, and it consumes what, 5 watts. Even the tinyest of Windows boxes would have worked out around 200, by the time you'd bought the kit and an OS. And I learned a little bit of Linux too.
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Old 04-01-2013, 20:41
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Use it for a week, learn how to get a linux distro to work and connect ultra slowly to an internet page, make a few cups of tea, then get bored, realize you'll probably never set it up ever again then sell it on ebay. That's what I did anyhow.
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:44
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I've recently got a Raspberry Pi too. I haven't done any programming as such on it yet but do intent on learning how to. I've got three operating systems to work with: Raspbian which is the main Linux based OS, then Raspbmc which is a great XBMC media centre OS, then RISC OS which I only got for a bit of nostalgia because its what we used at school, but it is quite a capable OS and lightning fast too and I find myself using that more than Raspbian.
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Old 06-01-2013, 23:06
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I think some of the 'best' uses could be the 24/7 ones for electric bill reasons.

Anyway, found this for interest.
http://erossignon.github.com/blog/20...-raspberry-pi/
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