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Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Computer All Fired Up with Default “Temple” Display

Getting to Know Your Raspberry Pi 4B Desktop Computer

So you’ve got your Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Computer up and running. Now what?

Another newbie Non-Geek DIY guide is coming soon from the folks at Garland Area Makerspace.  By the time you finish this guide, you may not be an expert in Linux or Python but you will definitely be easing into the comfort zone of familiarity and amazement at the wonderful world that has been made available to you by the Raspberry Pi.  We hope to have this guide finished in time for Christmas 2019.  If you haven’t installed a Raspberry Pi 4 B Desktop Computer yet, download Non-Geek Series One and follow those instructions to build your Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Computer. Then perhaps by the time you have that done, we will have finished our second non-Geek DIY guide.

Here are a few things this booklet will guide you through:

1. Set your preferences for your basic settings.  Maybe you don’t want “Temple” for your desktop display.  In this section you will learn things like how to change it.  Perhaps you want your mouse or keyboard set to faster speeds.  Here you will learn how to do that.

2. Install applications on your Raspberry Pi Desktop Computer.  If you are accustomed to a limited number of applications for your computer because of the expense, hang onto your hat and welcome to the wide open-source free world of Linux!

Take a look at the photo  below.  On the left you’ll see 21 different categories of applications.  On the display on the right, you’ll see eleven different graphic applications displayed. 

To see what a tiny part of the apps available for you to download for free in the category of graphics,  look at the vertical scroll bar on the right side of the screen and note that it has barely moved.  There are several hundred choices of graphic software applications for you. 

To help you decide, select one on the list and a description of it displays in a window at the bottom of the screen.  For example, this shows  the selections of “Computer-Aided Design CAD Tool”, a software you might want to use to create instructions for a 3D printer.  This list contains the English version of the application name and the language beneath it that your Linux OS will understand.

Menu>Preferences>Add/Remove Software>Graphics>Computer Aided Design Cad Tool

3. Access your computer remotely from another computer and MORE!

The guide will conclude with one project you can launch with your Raspberry Pi Desktop computer.  Stay tuned and return often.  We’ll keep you posted regarding the date of its release, but we hope to be ahead of Santa’s arrival.!

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