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    Felix shows you where to download NOOBS for your Raspberry Pi, how to place NOOBS on your SD card, and runs you through a list of options available to you through the operating system.  You can use the the installer to edit the config, connect to wifi networks, and there are several options for installing an operating system. For this demonstration, he focuses on installing Raspbian with the Pixel desktop environment.

     

     

    In a previous segment, Felix introduced you to a few different distributions of Linux.  Now, he walks you through installing an operating system on the Raspberry Pi using the NOOBS installer. In order to use the noobs installer you must first download it. Felix navigates to the Raspberry Pi noobs download page where he presents your two options for installing NOOBS, the NOOBS offline and network installer and the NOOBS lite, network only install.  He drags and drops the NOOBS files onto the SD Card.  He takes the SD card and puts it into the Raspberry Pi, connects the screen, the keyboard, gives it power, and then continues with the install procedure.

     

    He gets the Raspberry Pi booted up and walks you through the Noobs installer.  The installer gives you some options such as edit config, wifi networks to connect to, and a list of operating systems available to install.  In this instance, Felix is going to install Raspbian with the Pixel desktop environment.  He clicks on the installer and shows you how long you can expect it to take.  Once the operating system is installed, you can configure it to do whatever you want it to do, install additional software, and use the software that’s on there.  If you were to configure it as a retro gaming system you could do some retro gaming on it.

     

    What Operating System do you prefer to use on your Raspberry Pi?

     

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