What is Raspberry Pi?
Raspberry Pi , often abbreviated name Raspi , is a single board computer ( single-board circuit ; SBC) which is about the size of a credit card that can be used to run office programs, computer gamesAnd as a media player to a high-resolution video. Raspberry Pi was developed by a nonprofit foundation, Raspberry Pi Foundation, which fronted a number of developers and computer scientists from the University of Cambridge, England. The idea behind the Raspberry Pi started from the desire to print a new generation of programmers. As mentioned in the official website of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Eben Upton that time, Rob Mullins, Jack Lang, and Alan Mycroft, of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory have concerns look increasingly decline in membership and the number of students who want to study computer science. They then set up a foundation Raspberry Pi along with Pete Lomas and David Braben in 2009. Three years later, the Raspberry Pi Model B enters mass production. In its first launch in late February 2012 in a few hours already sold 100. 000 units. In February 2016, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that it had sold 8 million Raspi devices, making it the biggest-selling device in the UK. (Source Wikipedia)
Hardware Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi has two models: models A and B. Generally models Raspberry Pi Model B has a storage capacity of RAM is 512 MB . Differences models A and B located on the storage module is used. Model A uses 256 MB of storage and storage model B is 512 MB. In addition, the model B is equipped with a porta Ethernet (for LAN ) that are not included in the model A. Design Raspberry Pi is based on SoC ( system-on-a-chip ) Broadcom BCM2835, which has instilled ARM1176JZF-S processor with 700 MHz, GPU VideoCore IV, and a RAM of 256 MB (model B). Data storage is not designed for use hard disk or solid-state drive , but rather rely on the type of SD storage card to run the system and as a long-term storage media. (Source Wikipedia)
Operating system on a Raspberry Pi
Raspbian is a computer operating system based on Debian for Raspberry Pi. There are several versions Raspbian including Stretch and Raspbian Raspbian Jessie. Since 2015 has been officially provided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation as the primary operating system for families Raspberry Pi single-board computer. Raspbian created by Mike Thompson and Peter Green as an independent project. Initial building was completed in June 2012. The operating system is still in active development. Raspbian highly optimized for low-performance ARM CPUs Raspberry Pi line.
Raspbian use PIXEL, Pi Improved X-Window Environment, Light as its main desktop environment as the latest update. It consists of a modified LXDE desktop environment and window manager Openbox stackout with new themes and a few other changes. Distribution is shipped with a copy of Mathematica computer algebra program and version of Minecraft called Minecraft Pi and lighter version of Chromium in the latest version. (Translated from English Wikipedia source)
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