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Get Started With Pi

2 Posts authored by: phoenixcomm Top Member
Distro? What in the world is that? And Why do I need it? It sounds like a disease! Distro is a shortening of "distributions". There are many distros in the Linux world, some better than others, but that's in the eye of the beholder. And yes, you need to pick one.  On DistroWatch there are hundreds general distros listed, and there are more than that! Most of Distros listed there will run on a PC, Mac, and others, but wait; the Raspberry Pi is an ARM device (more about this later). So n ...
Introduction:     Linux you say what is Linux? Alright, I know how I will begin. A long time ago in the mid 70's at Bell Laboratories, Murry Hill, New Jersey, a two guys came up with Unix. They were: Denis Ritchie and Ken Thompson. Here is a little film which explains it.   This was the eureka moment for computing. At that time the world changed. You see everything up to then was done in what is known a fixed length records. You sat and punched you cards and then took t ...