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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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a video player specifically made for the Raspberry Pi's GPU.
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a process of constant receiving of multimedia delivered by a (content) provider and simultaneous presenting to an end-user. For streaming video use the tag streaming-video.
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the process of setting up one machine to act like another. This normally involves setting up virtualizers or emulators.
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devices connected to the Raspberry Pi, but external from it.
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Software development refers to the process of developing software on the Raspberry Pi. It can also refer to development software on another system for the Raspberry Pi.
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Permissions grant certain abilities - read, write, or execute a file - on a user level. Unset permissions result in the corresponding rights being denied. Questions address issues with permission sett…
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a free software implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, providing file and print services for Microsoft Windows clients.
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a space-based navigation system that provides location and time information to receivers on the surface of the earth. This tag should be used for questions how t…
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The Raspberry Pi B/B+/2B/3B has a standard Ethernet port for connecting it to the internet and to a network. Other RPi versions, such as all "A" versions, the RPi Zero and the Compute Module do not ha…
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Data transfer refers to the movement of data from one medium to another. This is commonly achieved via the dd Unix program.
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Regarding communication between a Raspberry Pi and another device. Communication that is not specific to any particular medium.
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The Domain Name System. A mechanism for translating Internet domain names to IP addresses.
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For questions pertaining to signal conversion, either through hardware or software.
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individual divisions of hard disk drives. Drives may be split up in to multiple partitions, so that they act as if many drives were connected.
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Questions related to the CPU and instruction set of the Raspberry Pi. See also: cross-compiling
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a computer that stores and distributes different forms of media, often video. Use this tag for any questions about how to set up and use the Pi as a media-server.
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For questions pertaining to the hardware and software necessary to play back audio.
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a terminal emulator and serial console with networking capabilities (telnet, SSH, etc.) originally developed for MS Windows but ported to other common platforms as well.
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Memory refers to the SDRAM (a kind of RAM) found on the Raspberry Pi.
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Output refers to any PHYSICAL output from the Raspberry Pi. There are four main outputs: GPIO, HDMI, RCA and Audio.
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a family of TFT displays for the Pi including touchscreens.
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an init system developed for use on GNU/Linux, generally replacing the old SysV daemon.
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Open Source Media Center, the successor to Raspbmc, is a Linux distribution based on Debian and Kodi.
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the retention of retrievable data on a computer or other electronic system; memory. This tag should be used for questions about how to store data on the Pi, how to store data to be used by …
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sudo stands for Super User Do. It allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user (if configured access permissions allow it), by default the superuser and is therefore prefi…
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Questions regarding the installation and use of web browsers.
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Items referring to physical wiring. For question to the wiringPi library use the tag wiringPi.
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to identify and authenticate as a user to a computer system to gain access.
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parsed by the GPU before the initialisation of the ARM core. It can be used to set various parameters to alter the behaviour of the system, such as display resolution or overclocking sett…
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any peripheral that provides input to a computer, such as mice and keyboards.
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CLI stands for Command Line Interface, and is also know as the shell, console or terminal. A CLI is the opposite of a GUI, and normally consists of a trace of recent commands and their outputs, as wel…
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a network-capable, multi-platform sound server.
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Referring to the use of a USB WiFi dongle to connect a Raspberry Pi to the network.
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specifically for the enhanced Pi model B+ that has 4 USB 2.0 ports and a 40-pin GPIO header compared to the earlier model B which only had two and a 26-pin header, and always has 512MBytes…
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LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a free and open-source desktop environment for Posix compatible platforms, that can run on all of the Pi's supported Linux distributions.
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a free software package including libraries and programs for handling multimedia data.