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CCS General Meeting
Online Computer Library Center
March 18, 2015
CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: Raspberry Pi B v2

Raspberry Pi B v2(Generation 2) is new hardware.
Fits in B+ case.

The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

The original Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2 are manufactured in several board configurations through licensed manufacturing agreements with Newark element14 (Premier Farnell), RS Components and Egoman. These companies sell the Raspberry Pi online. Egoman produces a version for distribution solely in China and Taiwan, which can be distinguished from other Pis by their red colouring and lack of FCC/CE marks. The hardware is the same across all manufacturers.

In early February 2015, the next-generation Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 2, was officially announced. The new computer board will initially be available only in one configuration (model B) and features a Broadcom BCM2836 SoC, with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and a VideoCore IV dual-core GPU; 1 GB of RAM with remaining specifications being similar to those of the previous generation model B+. Crucially, the Raspberry Pi 2 will retain the same US$35 price point of the model B, with the US$25 model A remaining on sale.

Operating systems

The Raspberry Pi primarily uses Linux-kernel-based operating systems.
Archlinux ARM
Pidora (Fedora Remix)
Puppy Linux
Raspbmc and the XBMC open source digital media center
The operating system of the first ARM-based computer
Raspbian (recommended for Raspberry Pi 1) Maintained independently of the Foundation; based on the ARM hard-float (armhf) Debian 7 'Wheezy' architecture port originally designed for ARMv7 and later processors (with Jazelle RCT/ThumbEE, VFPv3, and NEON SIMD extensions), compiled for the more limited ARMv6 instruction set of the Raspberry Pi. A minimum size of 4 GB SD card is required. There is a Pi Store for exchanging programs.

Planned operating systems

Windows 10 Microsoft announced February 2015 it will offer a free version of the to-be-released Windows 10 running natively on the Raspberry Pi

Also at Micro Center In-store Clinic
Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Introduction to Raspberry Pi
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
What Raspberry Pi can be used for

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

CCS Board Meeting Now Meeting at
Sumenos Italian Restaurant
at 7400 Sawmill Road almost at Hard Rd. Except December.
CCS members are welcome to attend.

Micro Center In-store Clinic Update Overview:

Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18, 2015 2:00 p.m. - WinBook Tablets
Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Windows 8.1 Basics
Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Viruses & Malware
Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Understanding & Managing Win 8.1
Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Build Your Own PC Demonstrations
Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Solid State Drives
Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Wireless Networking
802.11 wireless basics
Wireless security
Change router/access point configurations
Configure/connect to WAPs
Configure peer-to-peer connections

Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Intro to Raspberry Pi
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
What Raspberry Pi can be used for

Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Windows 8.1 Basics
Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Smartphones, Tablets 7 eReaders
Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3-D Printers
Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Windows 8.1 Basics
Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:00 p.m. - Mac OS X Tips & Tricks
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In-store Clinic Notes
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