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2014-09-14: Getting started with a Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pis are awesome little machines. Even with the Aussie Tax™ increasing the price, for about $50 you get a surprisingly capable computer in a tiny form factor.

There are a few gotchas getting up and running, though – particularly if you haven’t used Linux before. For example I didn’t know the right terminology for packages and using apt-get, which made searching for help a bit annoying at first.

This post is basically a list of things I’d have liked to know when I bought my first Pi, just to get up and running faster. Hopefully these tips will save someone some time…

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