Raspbian – For the Windows User

Okay,  if you now have all the parts ready to get started with your Raspberry Pi the next step is to flash a MicroSD card with a Pi Operating System (OS) and get cracking.  If you’re a bit lost about what I’m talking about or have landed straight on this page then I suggest that you read my introductory article to the Raspberry Pi here:


To make following this guide a bit easier I’m going to break it up into the following steps:

  1. Preparing the MicroSD Card;
  2. Installing the Operating System; and
  3. Basic Raspbian Setup.

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Raspberry Pi – A Beginners Guide

So you have heard about the Raspberry Pi – maybe your tech head mate is talking about it or your kids have said something about it because they are using it at school.  You could have read about it in a magazine or seen it on TV.  You want to know a bit more about it and what you can actually do with it.  You’re even interested in getting acquainted with it but are a bit unsure how to get started.  Luckily I should be able to answer most of these questions here.

To give this article some structure I’m going to loosely stick to the following questions:

  1. What is a Rasberry Pi?
  2. What can you do with a Raspberry Pi?
  3. What do I need to get started?
  4. How do I load something useful onto my Pi?
  5. Where to now?

Follow me after the break to get some answers.

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