Despite its success, there is something about the Raspberry Pi that might just put people off: until now, setting it up has not been particularly user friendly. NOOBS aims to change that!
Intended for youngsters to get to grips with computing in countries where IT skills are a rarity, the Raspberry Pi has proved to be a surprisingly popular device – especially considering the relatively low specification.
Setting up a Raspberry Pi isn’t difficult – however it is unnecessarily involved, requiring SD card writing software. Wouldn’t it be much easier if the tools for installing the Pi could be simply copied to an SD card and the computer launched?
The Raspberry Pi Foundation obviously thought so as they have released NOOBS, a tool for streamlining installation, running multiple operating systems and easily configuring your OS options.