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The first time to make the Raspberry Pi work

I power on the Raspberry Pi this morning. See pictures below.
The first look of the screen in text mode. Raspberry Pi is located on the lower right corner.
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After the loading, I can enter startx to load a window.

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Because it is the first time, I want to record the steps clearly.
First of all, I need the five important parts for make the bare board work.
USB keyboard and mouse.
Logitech USB mouse, M-BJ69

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Microsoft Wired Keyboard 400v1.0
Prepared SD card. At least class4, 4GB.
Kingston sd4/4GB, class 4
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HDMI or composite television, OR a monitor with DVI or HDMI input, and an HDMI/composite cable.
HDMI cable to connect my 42 inches TV
Micro USB power supply – make sure you use a good quality one, capable of providing at least 1A at 5V.
I use HTC cellphone power adapter. It is 5V 1A.
Ethernet LAN cable.
Normal LAN cable.

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Box.net gave me 50GB free storage for life

Cloud storage is all the rage nowadays, and Box is doing a promotion that’s sure to make those of you who just can’t get enough happy: the company is giving away free-for-life 50GB accounts to anyone who downloads and uses the updated Android app by March 23rd.

I applied my first Box.net account from my computer. It said I have 5GB free space with 25MB file size limitation.
Then I use my Android cellphone, HTC Desire HD to download the app and enter my account.
The message said I have be upgrade to 50GB free space. And the file size limit is 100MB.
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Start to use HTC Desire HD

Last week, I got my new cellphone, HTC Desire HD. I used this cellphone two months as a temporary replacement last year. I feel it is a good Android phone.

So, when I am asked to pick one replacement as a new cellphone. I chose HTC Desire HD.
Telus send it in two days after ordering by phone.

It is a small box.

Look at the box
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Took the phone and see the back of it and stuff in side of the box.

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