Re: Raspberry Pi/What OS To Use


If you are doing a native Linux desktop on a PC, try Ubuntu. -- its a derivative of Debian but much better developed for the desktop user. 

If you are running Windows on a PC, try xrdp  (apt-get install xrdp) and use Window's remote desktop.

John D. Hays
PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 

On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 5:41 PM, John Ferrell <jferrell13@...> wrote:

Thanks, I thought that was the way things were working. I have problems enough staying on the Linux side of things.  Bringing up Wheezy with an xfce  desktop on an ordinary PC  has not proven to be a simple task!

On 6/16/2013 8:16 PM, John D. Hays wrote:
In runs the code built from Linux sources (mostly 'C') compiled for ARM processor.   You simply load the images from the download site and run from them, you don't need to worry about the language or processor language.  If you want to compile your own programs a large number of languages are available, e.g.  C/C++, Python, Pascal, Fortran, Cobol, Lisp, Assembly, Ruby, PHP, ...  all of which will run under Linux on ARM. 

John D. Hays

John Ferrell W8CCW
"The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
The realist adjusts the sails."
     William A. Ward 

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