Straight out of the box, you can plug the Raspberry Pi into your TV and add a keyboard. It will never replace your Windows PC, as we found out in our test of the Raspberry Pi , but you can use it for simple things such as word processing, casual games, and video streaming.
You can also glean Raspberry Pi know-how from a larger online community. The Raspberry Pi Foundation's app store acts as a hub for sharing computer designs, applications, and tips. Most of the apps are free, though some games and utilities require a small fee.
You can buy the Raspberry Pi from one of the foundation's two distributors: