Saying that the Linux Raspberry Pi 2 is a revolution is an
understatement; this minicomputer allows you to develop amazing skills that are
very sought after by employers, such as programming skills, the ability to
‘think outside the box’ and creativity.
The Raspberry Pi 2 is very small, and very cheap indeed, but, thanks to its incredible flexibility, it allows users to do things that would be impossible with any other computer. Moreover, while other computers use a closed system, meaning that they can only operate with a specific operating system, the Raspberry Pi 2 uses an open one, meaning that you can choose which operating system you wish to use. Unlike most computers we have grown up with, the Raspberry Pi 2 is a command-driven computer, which means that it is not based on clicking in an icon with your mouse, but on entering a program command.
This book will guide you through all the steps you need to
get to know your Raspberry Pi 2, from setting it up, to learning the basic
commands, to much more advanced ones; it will teach you how to use some
specific software packages such as Nano and Scratch, and much, much more.
So, are you ready?