Extract the files from the zip. Follow the instructions to install the software. The necessary files will then be transferred to your SD card. When this process has finished, safely remove the SD card and insert it into your Raspberry Pi.
How to Setup a Raspberry Pi Without a Monitor or Keyboard
How To Set Up The Raspberry PI 2 Model B
There are so many uses for the Raspberry PI that it is hard to define one single user but here are a few reasons to get one: Great for children and teenagers to learn how to use computers and create their own programs Great for children and teenagers who have an interest in electronics Can be used for a web kiosk in a cafe, small bed and breakfast, guest house or hotel Can be used for digital signage in small outlets such as local shops Can be used to run XBMC to turn your television into a media centre Can be used to run games emulators for retro gaming Can be used as a small file server, web server or print server Can be used to download large files from the internet In the coming weeks I will explore some of these concepts. What Equipment Do You Need? The image above shows the equipment I have for the Raspberry PI 2. The items and reasons why they are required are as follows: If you are going to use the PI as an actual computer then you would probably be better off buying a standard USB keyboard but if you are more likely to use the PI as a server or fpr digital signage you can buy a mini keyboard. Again if you use the Raspberry PI as an actual desktop computer you will need the mouse all the time but if you use the Raspberry PI as a server you will probably only need to use the mouse once.
If everything has gone to plan you should now see a screen similar to the one above. Raspbian by default uses the LXDE desktop environment. It is fairly basic but that makes it lightweight and it complements the Raspberry PI perfectly. At the top there is a single panel with a menu icon, web browser icon, file manager icon, terminal icon, Mathematica icon and Wolfram icon. On the right side of the panel there are icons for connecting to the internet, adjusting audio settings and a memory usage bar.