Join Mark Niemann-Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Operating systems included with NOOBS, part of Learning Raspberry Pi.
- Now that we're ready to boot up the Raspberry Pi, let's step through some of the different operating sytems that you can use with your new toy. I'm showing you the page on raspberrypi.org that talks about some of these operating systems. Over time, I've noticed that operating systems come and go, some become obsolete, and some are rewritten, especially with the release of the Raspberry Pi 2, some of these operating systems will no longer be available by the time that you watch this course. So just be aware that the operating systems I'm about to show you are what's available at the time that I recorded this course.
Some of them may not be available to you when you download your copy of NOOBS. So the first time that you put NOOBS into your Raspberry Pi, you'll be presented with this screen, and this is the operating system chooser. There's a bunch of different operating systems that you can take a look at here. So let's go ahead and just take a quick browse through. You can see the very first option is something called Raspbian, there's a Data Partition, there's Raspbian - Boot to Scratch, there's something called OpenELEC, Pi1 and Pi2, Arch, it's a Linux version, RaspBMC, which is a media player, down below is Pidora, and RISC OS.
So these are all operating systems that you can install, and we're gonna step through several of them and I'll show you what they look like. You can make a choice. In the end, it's really up to you what you wanna do with you Raspberry Pi and how you do it. So let's go ahead and start up with the first one.
Join Mark Niemann-Ross, content manager for the developer segment at lynda.com, as he shows you how to buy, set up, and configure your first Raspberry Pi. He'll show you how to accessorize your Pi, boot it up, make it play sounds, and program simple tasks. You'll also explore basic electronics (resistors, transistors, and more) with the Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins. The final chapter explores a practical sample project—setting up a media center—which provides a small taste of what you can DIY with the Raspberry Pi.
- Buying a Raspberry Pi
- Getting the right equipment
- Using NOOBs to start up the Raspberry Pi
- Choosing an operating system
- Setting up VNC
- Playing sounds with the sound I/O
- Using GPIO
- Programming the Pi
- Sample project: using the Raspberry Pi as a media center
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 05/05/2016. What changed?
A: We added Raspberry Pi Zero to the discussion of Raspberry Pi models in "Understanding the Raspverry Pi family."