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Linux in easy steps, 6th edition
Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps

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Linux in easy steps, 6th edition

By Mike McGrath
Publication date: September 25, 2018
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-808-2

 

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About the book

Linux has become an increasingly popular alternative to the Windows operating system. The reasons for its growing appeal are manifold: Linux is an extremely stable operating system that serves as a platform for an ever-growing number of quality applications; it has become more user-friendly with each version released; and perhaps best of all… it's free!

Linux in easy steps, 6th edition explains the Linux environment and how to get more out of this popular free operating system.

It starts by showing how to download, install and customize Linux, guides you around the Desktop, and then introduces many great apps, including:

  • The LibreOffice suite of apps: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheet), Impress (presentation), Draw (drawing tool, for creating drawings, charts, diagrams and graphs), and Base (database).
  • Firefox for browsing the web.
  • Thunderbird for exchanging emails.
  • GIMP, Pix, VLC and Rhythmbox media apps to edit photos and videos, and enjoy music and movies.

This guide even shows how to use the powerful Linux shell to communicate directly with the kernel at the very heart of Linux for total control.

Linux in easy steps, 6th edition opens the door to a whole new world of digital possibilities using Linux.

Illustrated using Linux Mint.

 

9781840787290Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps

By Mike McGrath
Publication date: June 8th, 2016
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-729-0

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About the book

The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive programmable credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It can be used for many of the things that your PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and playing games, but its real purpose is to inspire children (and adults) to learn how to program. Over five million Raspberry Pis have been sold worldwide, so far!

Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps starts with the basic components you’ll need, setting up the system and logging into the console. Then, in easy steps, it introduces you to the Raspbian operating system that is optimized for the Raspberry Pi. You'll learn how to customize the look and feel of your system, how to navigate the file system, and how to use the powerful system ‘shell’ to make things happen for you. The new GPIO interface is fully described, and the new NOOBS installer is also described for setup.

Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps enables complete beginners to create their very own computer programs with the Scratch visual programming environment. It also instructs programming in the high-level (human-readable) Python programming language, which is processed by the Python ‘interpreter’ to produce results fast. Examples demonstrate how to use the included Python ‘pygame’ module, to make your own games, and how to use the included 'Tkinter’ module to create graphical windowed apps.

Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps also illustrates how to control electrical input and output on the Raspberry Pi header from Python scripts, including lighting a lamp, adding more buttons and controlling projects. With the knowledge gained from this book the reader can confidently advance to any future electronic Raspberry Pi project or other explore other programming environments.

Covers the latest versions of Python.

 

About the author

Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.

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