Use programming languages Python and Scratch, and find pre-installed applications including a web browser called Midori
Now you’re free to explore the Pi’s capabilities. The Raspbian operating system works a lot like Windows. A menu at the bottom-left corner of the screen provides access to all the installed applications, and can be opened by moving the mouse pointer and clicking.
Each application can be opened in the same way, and there is certainly plenty to choose from. The Python and Scratch programming languages are provided in the Programming section, while the Internet section contains a web browser called Midori – this is equivalent to Internet Explorer in Windows.
Experiment with these applications, and don’t worry about messing anything up. The Pi’s ethos revolves around experimentation, and if you manage to break a piece of software on the Pi – a difficult task indeed – it can be easily fixed by following these instructions again to re-install the operating system.
More in the Raspberry Pi series:
Download an operating system
Raspberry Pi hardware
Choose a display for the Raspberry Pi
Connect peripherals to the Raspberry Pi
Connect the Raspberry Pi to the internet
Log on to the Raspberry Pi
Build or buy a case
Updating your subscription status