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Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux (Technology in Action) [Kindle Edition]

Peter Membrey , David Hows
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description


Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux will tell you everything you need to know about the Raspberry Pi's GUI and command line so you can get started doing amazing things. You'll learn how to set up your new Raspberry Pi with a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and you'll discover that what may look unfamiliar in Linux is really very familiar. You'll find out how to connect to the internet, change your desktop settings, and you'll get a tour of installed applications.



Next, you'll take your first steps toward being a Raspberry Pi expert by learning how to get around at the Linux command line. You'll learn about different shells, including the bash shell, and commands that will make you a true power user.



Finally, you'll learn how to create your first Raspberry Pi projects:




  • Making a Pi web server: run LAMP on your own network 

  • Making your Pi wireless: remove all the cables and retain all the functionality  

  • Making a Raspberry Pi-based security cam and messenger service: find out who's dropping by

  • Making a Pi media center: stream videos and music from your Pi


Raspberry Pi is awesome, and it's Linux. And it's awesome because it's Linux. But if you've never used Linux or worked at the Linux command line before, it can be a bit daunting. Raspberry Pi is an amazing little computer with tons of potential. And Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux can be your first step in unlocking that potential.

What you’ll learn


  • How to get online with Raspberry Pi

  • How to customize your Pi's desktop environment

  • Essential commands for putting your Pi to work

  • Basic network services - the power behind what Pi can do

  • How to make your Pi totally wireless by removing all the cables

  • How to turn your Pi into your own personal web server

  • How to turn your Pi into a spy

  • How to turn your Pi into a media center


Who this book is for

Raspberry Pi users who are new to Linux and the Linux command line.


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About the Author

Hailing from the U.K., Peter Membrey has worked for Red Hat, holds a RHCE certification, and worked and taught at a number of educational institutions since the beginning of his career. He knows what Linux users like and need, and hopes that CentOS will get the kudos it deserves. He lives in Hong Kong and is teaching and consulting on all matters to do with Linux Enterprise networking, while studying for his master's degree.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4927 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1430248211
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (20 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ACC6BBS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #330,735 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 14 Feb. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have a lot of introductory books on the Raspberry Pi and was a little hesitant about buying this book as it is more expensive than the others - I am pleased that I did as it is the best book I have read so far about the using the Raspberry Pi and have learned so much! It is very clearly set out with many excellent examples. So far have used it to find out a lot more about the Linux OS, how to remotely control my Raspberry Pi from my Windows PC and also how to set up a LAMP webserver. I am now going to move on to the chapters about wireless computing (WiPi), linking a webcam to make a sPi (spy pi) to detect movement and the creating a Pi media centre. This book is a "must buy" for the Raspberry Pi enthusiast - my congratulations to the authors.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Title Notwithstanding 16 April 2013
By Bob Ski
Format:Paperback
I've thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's well written, humorous and very informative. I'll admit to being a little put off by the title, but once you've read it and understood the premise (and very real need) for the book, it makes sense.

If you're like me you may become distracted towards the end of some of the chapters, but now finished it'll prove a useful reference.

Given the inherent limitations of the RPi you will need to get your hands dirty to get the most out of it. This books gives you the confidence and ability to navigate and exploit the O/S without using the resource intensive GUI.

So great book, really recommended it. It is full of information you really do need, and I wonder how else you would learn it.

This has spurred my interest in other "Distros" and I've recently installed Ubuntu on my backup PC.

Time to get my Geek-On!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pi Linux 22 April 2013
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This excellent book is written by a couple of linux alpha-geeks who really know their stuff. It is put across in a very easy, friendly and understandable way that is a joy to read. I need to learn linux but being a "dyed-in-the-wool" C and assembly micro coder it's a bit daunting. Added to this some of the linux forums are very patronising and unhelpful to newbies like me so getting info is a challenge. Having bought this book I also bought Practical Raspberry Pi by the same guys. Fabulous! Well done, any more coming out?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but there are some errors 23 Jan. 2014
By ANDREW
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As a complete beginner in Linux I was hoping to get a swift and simple introduction. This book does that, but near the end in the project to get the Pi to email photos when the webcam spots some movement I found a couple of typing errors in the code that had me completely stumped for a long time. Admittedly there is also the problem that writing things on a Macbook in TextEdit with smart quotes active means that your ' gets changed to a ` and that is business-critical to a Linux bash script, but even when I solved that gotcha there were minor things that I had to work out step by step to find where the code wasn't quite right. Of course it is possible that reading the book on a Kindle didn't help.

Generally I am happy with the book. It taught me a lot, but I still need more Linux reference material.
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3.0 out of 5 stars linux 9 Jun. 2013
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this book is not for old men (me) or beginners.
it starts off ok and then goes off into anther another realm.
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