Ampix0
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Just got my pi.

Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:08 pm

Ok, so I am not a linux user, and I am fairly new to 90% of this.

I currently code (if I code) in visual C#, and I currently have an Arduino on it's way in the mail as well. So I think the best language for me to pick up at the moment is probably C. If you have another suggestion go right ahead.

So I am running out now to get another SD card, reader, and HDMI cable. It looks like I am going to be using Raspbian “wheezy” as my desktop? Would I be right in saying that is the most popular desktop being used at the moment?

Also, does anyone have any links to good programming tutorials for R-pi. Looking into GPIO usage as well.

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raspberrypiguy1
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Re: Just got my pi.

Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:39 pm

I think my YouTube channel would be perfect for you:

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRaspber ... ature=mhee

It covers lots of areas from flashing a OS onto an SD to controlling Stuff with the GPIO. My tutorials are in Python which is a powerful but easy language that is great for object orientated programming... If you have any questions about my videos please comment or email me at theraspberrypiguy@gmail.com... Enjoy

The Raspberry Pi Guy :)
Matt, The Raspberry Pi Guy YouTube channel, author of Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi, available now: http://mybook.to/raspirobots, Computer Science & Electronics Undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh

Ampix0
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Re: Just got my pi.

Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:31 am

Will check it out. I considered Python. Is there a big reason to chose it over C?

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raspberrypiguy1
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Re: Just got my pi.

Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:56 am

Python is a good language because it is simpler... C is ultimately the best language however Python is a great language to use as a first. This is because it uses object oriented programming. If you don't know what that means here is a good explaination: http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/O/object_ ... g_OOP.html

Hope this has given you a better understanding!

The Raspberry Pi Guy
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Matt, The Raspberry Pi Guy YouTube channel, author of Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi, available now: http://mybook.to/raspirobots, Computer Science & Electronics Undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh

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