The Raspberry Pi has a pretty good range of different operating systems and disk images that can be downloaded turning your Pi into a media center, a Scratch development machine and much more.

But downloading and installing these images can be tricky. How To Geek has a great post covering a project called NOOBS which aims to make it dead simple to install one of the major OS. If you’re confused by all the advanced tutorials to get started then check this out!

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a SIP hardphone with Twilio,Asterisk, FreePBX, and the Obihai OBi100

Those cheeky chappies over at Twillo (a web service that provides voice and text services) have posted a nifty little tutorial on setting up your Raspberry Pi with a phone handset & Asterisk (open source phone server) to receive calls over the internet!

Their example is a gentle into and uses their services but once you’ve got it up and running you could do all sorts of additional cool stuff with your new Pi Powered Switchboard!