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GramPI:

Last update:  05/23/2017

*This project is IN PROCESS.  Page is probably a mess*

Goal:  to replace a bunch of aged Windoze XP machines for elderly friends and family

Rational - Simplify managing computers for many my older friends (80+ years old).  Limited use, used to things the way they are, not interested in spending a bunch of money or changing what they do.  Will attempt to make PI look and function like their current machines. 

Research:



Hardware

Software
- Raspbian (Jessie) - https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
- Browser (Firefox) = Iceweasel, which is now firefox ESR
- Mail (Thunderbird) = Icedove 


Usage/requirements
  • Mail - Icedov = thunderbird
  • - browser - iceweasel (now Firefox ESR)
    • Videos
    • Facebook
  • - games
    • Spider Solitaire
    • Solitaire
    • snood
    • Blocks
  • - Video Chat with great grand kids

Mail
Gmail imap - gmail https://support.google.com/mail/troubleshooter/1668960?hl=en 

Steps 
  1. Raspbian 
    • Download/Run NOOBS (Remember to set Country and Keyboard at bottom of screen)
    • Minimally Install Raspbian.  I also add separate data partition
    • Login pi/raspberry & run Raspberry PI Configurator (or sudo raspi-config)
      • Expand File System
      • Change Password
      • Boot Options = Boot to Desktop/Auto Login as 'pi'
      • Advanced
      • Set Hostname & Enable SSH (Optional)
    • Cleanup 
      • Programming Menu Category
        • Preferences: Add/Remove Software (I use sudo apt-get remove purge ...)
          sudo apt-get remove --purge bluej geany greenfoot wolfram-engine nodered scratch sonic-pi 
        • Preferences: Menu Editor - uncheck "Programming"
      • Internet Applications
        • Install Firefox (called Iceweasel on RPI)
          sudo apt-get install iceweasel
          • Add extensions
            • Privacy Badger
            • UBlock 
        • Install Thunderbird (icedove on RPI)
        • sudo apt-get install icedove
        • Preference: Menu Editor - Cleanup/Hide/Rename Apps, if you choose
      • Games
        • Install every solitaire game I could find

References
- https://petermoulding.com/raspberry-pi/raspbian-lite-install-and-configure-with-lxde
- https://www.xfce-look.org/content/show.php/Lubuntu+XP+three+flavors?content=162880
- Cleanup - https://project.altservice.com/issues/418
- http://news.softpedia.com/news/Turn-Lubuntu-in-Windows-XP-with-a-Theme-and-No-One-Will-Notice-436255.shtml
https://mondaybynoon.com/linux-font-equivalents-to-popular-web-typefaces/


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