Here I’m going to show you how to easily connect to your Raspberry Pi over the network from your Windows 10 machine.
This is going to be accomplished with the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
This will allow you to quickly and conveniently access the Raspberry Pi’s graphical desktop without having to disconnect and move any of your cables (USB, HDMI, etc.) around.
A real pain in the butt!
Then you can easily experiment and test all of the open source software that the Raspberry Pi platform has to offer:
Here are a few quick examples:
Opensource Alternative to Microsoft Office
2.) Programming In Python For Beginners
Any Linux platform is going to come with amazing programming IDEs for dozens of popular programming languages: C, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, you name it!
Raspberry Pi has one in particular for Python beginners.
Thonny Python IDE (to name just one of dozens)
3.) Raspberry Pi Documentation
If you want to go down the Raspberry Pi and/or Debian rabbit hole, you can access all of their References, Guides, and Help files:
Raspberry Pi OS Commands
To get this RDP solution implemented, we will need to:
- Install the latest Raspberry Pi OS updates (as a Best Practice)
- Install the open source version of RDP onto your Raspberry Pi: Xrdp
sudo apt-get update #update list of available updates sudo apt-get upgrade #actually installs latest software versions sudo apt-get install xrdp #installs XRDP onto Raspberry Pi
“RDP” to your Raspberry Pi
From your Windows 10 machine, type mstsc into your search bar and select Remote Desktop Connection
Enter your Raspberry Pi’s IP Address and click Connect
Click Yes if you see the following warning:
Enter the username and password of a valid Raspberry Pi account.
The one you use to Putty with should work.
Then you will be presented with the Raspberry Pi’s graphical desktop:
HAVE FUN EXPLORING!!
Curated from the following website: https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-remote-desktop