I’ve been asked in emails and comments about what software I use on my 1942 Crosley Radio-Pi project.
I use the recommended Raspbian distro of Linux based on Debian Wheezy. I normally do not start or use the GUI/X. Many Raspberry Pi users use a Linux distro oriented around XBMC such as OpenELEC or Raspbmc. XBMC is a software media player that allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.
While I have a Logitech K400 keyboard with touchpad attached via a USB dongle for “local” use, I almost always ssh into the R-Pi from my Mac. The Radio-Pi is connected to my home Wi-Fi network via an Edimax EW-7811UN Wi-Fi USB adapter (US$10 at Amazon).
More info on my frequently used apps and utilities after the break. (more…)