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$5 8 GB SD card with NOOBS for Raspberry Pi now available

Easy set-up SD card for novice users now offered with any new Raspberry Pi purchase for $5 on an 8 GB SD card

A couple of months ago, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced NOOBS, the New Out Of Box Software. Designed to make first time set-up much easier for new Linux users, all it requires is for you to unzip some files onto a blank SD card, and then follow the instructions on the Pi. This new software is now available with purchases of Raspberry Pi’s from RS Components and element14.

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The main interface for NOOBS makes thing easier for some

An extra $5 (£3.25) will bag you an 8 GB SD card with NOOBS already on it – perfect for people just getting started with Pi and Linux. It’s also a decent sized card for a reasonable price, so even if you’re getting a Pi and know your way around it and Linux, it might be worth it for the extra storage if you don’t have a spare SD card.

You can try out NOOBS for yourself from the Raspberry Pi website.