Raspberry Pi as a Backup Desktop for Working from Home @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
While it can’t quite run the latest PC games, a Raspberry Pi can work just fine to a desktop replacement for day to day activities. If you work from home, you can likely use your dusty old Raspberry Pi and any PC components you have to help out with everything from MS Office to Zoom to setting up a VPN. Here’s a rundown from RaspberryPi.org:
If you’re pulling your Raspberry Pi out of a drawer right now, you should make sure you update it with the latest version of Raspbian; if it’s been a while since you used this Raspberry Pi, you might even want to install a new copy of Raspbian so you know you’re working from a good base image. Fortunately, you can use our new imaging utility, which makes installing a fresh copy of the operating system much easier.
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
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