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Raspberry Pi For The Rest Of Us

mikejuk (1801200) writes | more than 2 years ago

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mikejuk (1801200) writes "The Raspberry Pi might be a cheap and reasonably powerful but it has a tough learning curve due to the Linux OS it uses. Adafruit, better known for their hardware, are working on a WebIDE which you can use to program the Pi without having to set things up. You write the code in a browser and run it on the Pi using a web server hosted by the Pi. It sounds crazy but if it can make the Pi more approachable then perhaps it could turn out to be an educational powerhouse."
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Get over it! (1)

spotteddog (234814) | more than 2 years ago | (#41401567)

Twenty or so years ago Linux was a "mystery" for most tech and new to tech people. Now there are ready to run distros (even for the Raspberry Pi) you just copy to a SD card and power on.

People need to get over this hang up. Programming a Pi in Linux is no more difficult (I'd say even easier) than setting up a Windows box.

Re:Get over it! (1)

mikejuk (1801200) | more than 2 years ago | (#41402269)

When you aim is to learn to program - in Python say - having to configure any OS is not a desirable first step. It isn't Linux is difficult, it's just not the object of the exercise and if you can avoid it then so much the better.
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