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…