The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It's a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that a desktop PC can, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. Compiled by the team behind the UK's biggest and best selling Linux magazine, Linux Format, Raspberry Pi: The Essential Manual features RPi tips, guides, tricks and tutorials, all of which will help you get started with Raspberry Pi and take it further than you thought possible.The Essential Manual starts with baby steps, taking you from connecting your Pi and installing an operating system, to the wilds of what Linux has to offer. Whether it's building a home media server, a digital television platform, a games console or a web server, you'll be able to expand your knowledge while still having fun.