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Raspberry Pi Sensors by Rushi Gajjar

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Setting up for the first time

Following your recent purchase of the RasPi, you now have to make it ready to work for you. In this section, we are going to install an operating system on which our RasPi will run. The most popular, stable, and widely used operating system for RasPi is the Wheezy-Raspbian.

The Raspbian runs on an open platform, Debian Linux. Why are we going to use Raspbian instead of directly using Linux and other flavors of Linux? Simply because Raspbian has all device drivers written for the RasPi. In brief, the device driver is a program that gives the details of the hardware to the running operating system and supports the user interface to take/give commands from/to the hardware. As our RasPi has different hardware than a personal ...

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