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Manual override: Raspberry Pi beginners' books

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The Raspberry Pi has been out for just over a year now. It has undergone a couple of revisions during that time, most recently around October 2012, but a short while ago I decided it was time I ought to try it out and see what the diminutive, Linux-running micro can do.

Entirely coincidentally, the Raspberry Pi Owners’ Workshop Manual arrived on my desk from Haynes, the amateur mechanic’s friend - which has long since widened its remit beyond motor cars. It’s written by Gray Girling, who briefly worked at Acorn in the early days and has been involved in serious programming projects, much of them at an academic level, ever since.

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