rkleemann
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New User questions

Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:35 pm

Hello,

I don't yet have one and am researching into it. Some questions...

- I assume Raspbian is a version of Debian linux? I'm very familiar with Ubuntu, would I use Raspbian just as Ubuntu?

- Does Raspbian support running VirtualBox so that I can run a virtual Windows 10 on it? I run VirtualBox on my Ubuntu systems and wanted to try that out on the Pi

- What is the RAM included on the Pi 3?

- I assume keyboard and mouse can be via a wireless usb setup?

- What about the monitor connection, I don't think Pi has a VGA connector?

Regards,
Ricardo

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Re: New User questions

Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:18 pm

Ubuntu is a port of Debian and so is Raspbian but you can run Ubuntu Mate ( https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/ ) as well.
The CPU is an ARMv8 64bit and Virtualbox doesnt support ARM chips and even then you are only getting 1.2GHz out of it. you are only going to get 1GB of ram and no you can not more. yes you can use a wireless keyboard and mouse out of the box just fine and if you want to, you can also use bluetooth as it does come with built in WIFI and Bluetooth. Pi has a HDMI and RCA via 3.5mm jack. No VGA.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... 3-model-b/
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Re: New User questions

Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:52 pm

The resources in a Pi are limited. Windows is available only in the IOT version from their low end phones. Windows IOT might not run anything useful for you. Forget Microsoft Project.

Ubuntu compatibility is good. When you cannot find something in Raspbian documentation, look in Ubuntu 16 documentation. The only real differences are the first part of the boot sequence and the LXDE user interface.

The video is HDMI. The Zero has a mini HDMI socket requiring an adapter. The Zero also has smaller USB sockets.

The RAM on the Pi 3 is 1 GB, heaps for everything I do. The Zero has 0.5 GB and requires more work for some of my projects.

The Pi 3 has working Wifi. For the others, you need a USB Wifi adapter. Most are Realtek chips with poor support. Check for compatibility before buying.

Disks are accessed through USB 2. You might backup in the background to a Pi based NAS. You would not use a slow Pi based NAS for all day browsing of files.

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Re: New User questions

Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:09 am

rkleemann wrote: - Does Raspbian support running VirtualBox so that I can run a virtual Windows 10 on it? I run VirtualBox on my Ubuntu systems and wanted to try that out on the Pi
Your Windows system is an Intel X86_64 architecture machines. The Raspberries are ARM6, ARM7 or ARM8 architecture machines that won't run any software built for X86_64 without an emulator. There is no X86_64 emulator available to run on a RPi.

The Win10 IoT stuff is a special build of a stripped down Windows system built for ARM7. That doesn't include an X86_64 emulator either. It won't run regular Windows programs like Word & Excel. A raspberry can run some ARM virtualisation but not an X86_64 VirtualBox.

So the answer to what you're asking is "IT'S NOT POSSIBLE."
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