The Raspberry Pi computers are rapidly becoming the most popular computer in the world. It is an open source desktop PC. In this article I will outline how the Raspberry Pi can be used to develop a new desktop PC on your own.
When I started building my first PC, I thought that it would run like a laptop. That is, it would be slow and not portable enough. It’s not at all true. The Raspberry Pi has the same speed as an average laptop and can run Windows Vista. I have run desktop applications without any trouble.
You can put the Raspberry Pi PC in any location. No need for special places to install it. All you need is a power supply, a keyboard and monitor, a USB mouse, a keyboard and monitor cable and some common sense.
The Raspberry Pi is an ARM processor with a gigahertz (GHz) speed of up to 700 MHz. This means that the Pi is running fast on the average desktop PC.
There are Linux distros available that support the Pi. These can be used to build a desktop PC on the Raspberry Pi. Linux Mint is a popular distro that comes with a built in desktop environment called Xubuntu. The reason that I chose the Xubuntu desktop is that it supports the use of multiple monitors.
To make it portable, I can put the Pi in a case and plug in the monitor through a USB port. Then I can use one monitor, which is connected to the USB monitor port, and then the other monitor. This is a powerful feature that is not available with other Linux distros.
Creating a desktop PC on the Raspberry Pi is easy. All you need is a good open source program and a Raspberry Pi. Most people think that this is an easy to do, but it is not. However, it is possible if you can follow a set of simple instructions.
So the Raspberry Pi can be used to create a desktop PC for $35 and be completely portable. Do it yourself PC projects can be quite fun and cost effective.