What easiest way to turn off/shut down the raspberry pi 3 model b? Would it be easier to just pull out my power source plug or to click menu --> shutdown --> shutdown and pull the plug or does it just do the same thing?
Do not pull the plug until the OS has shutdown completely. If you do, you risk corrupting the SD card and then needing to reformat and re-install. You can power down from the menu, once the green activity light goes off permanently and your display is off, you can safely assume the OS is done powering down and you can pull the plug. If you fancy the command-line, there's a command (
poweroff) that will blink the green light 10 times once it's safe to unplug the Pi.