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Is there an emulator for Raspberry Pi that I could use to try to familiarise myself with the environment?

And in my case something that will work on OSX.

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This is not a duplicate of Linux question - please consider answering the question as pertaining to OSX - preferably with something nicely packaged. Really do not want to be hacking around with Linux package managers. –  Maria Zverina Jun 18 '12 at 22:38
    
Although a duplicate, this is still a useful question to have, so I have undeleted it. I hope that's okay. It's also a well asked one, so I have given you an upvote as well. –  Jivings Jul 30 '12 at 8:17
    
How about a vote to reopen it as well? :) –  Maria Zverina Jul 30 '12 at 8:26
    
The problem is that the answer would be almost identical to that Linux question. I think we'll have to let the community make that decision. –  Jivings Jul 30 '12 at 8:28
    
By the way, if you don't agree with any decisions then you can always raise your opinions on Raspberry Pi Meta or in Raspberry Pi Chat. –  Jivings Jul 30 '12 at 8:30
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See this post re. using VirtualBox to run a virtualized version of Ubuntu. It comes configured with QEMU to emulate the ARM CPU and run Debian on ARM.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2961&hilit=virtualbox

It doesn't provide any emulation of the Pi's hardware interfaces though, if that's what you're looking for, it just provides a virtualized copy of the OS.

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