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Excellent Linux-Centric Intro To The Raspberry Pi
on February 28, 2013
I believe that this excellent handbook is intended for two sorts of people: 1. Those who have purchased and gone through the basic exercises with Raspberry Pi and are unfamiliar with Linux from other use. 2. Those who wish to manage a Raspberry as a systems administrator and require Linux tools such as editors, the BASH Shell. The Lamp Stack (Linux, Apache, MySql) and Network Administration (Ethernet or Wireless). I believe those who have criticized this excellent
handbook are unaware of its intended audience--those who have acquired the popular and inexpensive Pi as an educational PC and need to find their way around the operating system, or alternatively and just as valuable, those who need to manage tasks such as a webserver, or for home automation and need to find their way around the shell and systems administration functions such as "dmesg" and network management.
The audience for this book those who have a Pi and need more than a 5 command introduction to Linux are well served by this excellent handbook and having examined other introductions to the Pi I have found no other that is as Linux-Centric. I highly recommend this clear explanation of Linux to those who own a Pi and need wider exposure to Linux.
--Ira Laefsky MS Engineering/MBA IT Consultant
and former Senior Member of the Consulting Staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc. and Digital Equipment Corporation