There are a couple of reasons why advanced Raspberry Pi users may want to connect their Raspberry Pi remotely. One of these reasons is that the whole process of connecting a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals is hectic. Additionally, you might lack a monitor and end up having to use your laptop as a monitor for the Pi.

  • When you first install the official Raspberry Pi OS on your Pi, you will notice that it automatically logs you in when you power on the Pi. Many IoT projects benefit greatly from this auto logging-in feature because it takes the user directly to their desktop. However, while this is beneficial, especially when a program is running in the background, it is also dangerous because it poses a security risk.

  • One of the most powerful utilities on Linux systems is the Terminal or the command line. Here, you can execute various commands to perform several tasks like installing and uninstalling applications, creating and deleting files and directories, adding and deleting users, updating the system, and software development and scripting. The official Raspberry Pi OS is a Linux-based distribution; users enjoy the Linux Terminal’s powerful features.

  • A Hostname is a label assigned to any device on a network. You can use it to distinguish a device from another on a network or the internet. Like an IP address, you can use the Hostname to find a computer on the network and exchange data. For example, when setting up a mail server, you will need to use a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FDQN) which also uses a hostname.

  • Are you looking for a powerful application that you can use to work with images on the Raspberry Pi? Well, you are in the perfect spot. This post will give you a step-by-step guide on installing GIMP on your Raspberry Pi. GIMP, which stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a powerful raster-based open-source software developed by a small community of developers.

  • No matter what operating system you are running or what tasks you are executing, taking screenshots from time to time always comes in handy. Maybe you are writing a piece of code and want to ask for clarification on several lines on your social media platforms; a screenshot would be better than copying the lines of code and pasting them on the chatbox.

  • Teamviewer is a proprietary desktop application allowing desktop sharing, File Transfer, and Remote Desktop access. If you have never used this application, think of it as a VNC connection but with several advanced features. Incidentally, if you want to enable VNC access on your Raspberry Pi, please look at our post, “How to Set up VNC Server on Raspberry Pi.”

  • Like any other Linux distribution, the Raspberry Pi OS has several pre-installed packages. Due to various reasons, you might be interested to know what kind of packages and apps are pre-installed by default. Some of the most common reasons include getting rid of bloatware that might slow down your system, or you are doing a tutorial, and you want to tell your audience what new packages they can expect on the latest release of the Raspberry Pi OS.

  • There are many browsers to choose from nowadays, including some focused on Web3 technology like the Brave Browser. However, at times we tend to stick to browsers that we are used to, maybe because of the features that make them stand out from the rest. If you are running the official Raspberry Pi OS on your Raspberry, you will notice that it comes with Chromium as the default web browser.

  • The art style is one thing that makes Sonic Robo Blast 2 (SRB2) stand out from the rest of the fangames out there. The level environment is 3D, but the object, enemies, and the character you are playing are 2D. That might sound like a hell of work to do platforming with that art style.

  • When Google first launched the Chromebooks, it was a surprise to many since these devices only came with simple operating systems – the Chrome OS, a file manager, and several web applications which you can run on the Chrome web browser. However, with time, users have come to appreciate the reliability of Chrome OS due to its fast computation making it an excellent option for handling lightweight tasks.