Section 2: SSH and Samba on the Raspberry Pi.

Adding SSH and Samba onto the Raspberry Pi.

Now it’s time to add SSH and Samba. For those who do not know what that is. SSH is a secure shell system that allows us to remote into our pi from any computer capable of loading an SSH client such as PuTTY onto their system. SSH can also be used for FTP transfers as a way of uploading files such as apk’s and images to your Raspberry Pi so you can then access them via ADB to your Ouya. But instead of SSH-FTP, we’re also going to load Samba which is a windows network sharing protocol allowing us seamless transfers from our PC or MAC over wireless to our Raspberry Pi.

Now, for those who are using the Raspberry Pi as a desktop or don’t care to use it in a headless manner like we do having it hooked up in our living room to the Ouya. You can probably skip this tutorial all together! However, for those who are using it like a headless unit then read on as we provide all of the instructions down below.

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WebP image format wars.

WebP from Google will deliver a faster internet to you. But at what cost?

WebP is something I found out by total accident when asking the simple question of:

Why does Google Chrome not support animated .PNG files?

– S

It turns out Google instead of including the format into the library on their browser decided instead to exclude it. Although you can simply download an animated PNG plugin for Chrome here. That’s not the point. The point is it should be natively supported which it is not. If Google finally did support animated PNG files then Google now supports APNG which now we can put an axe into animated .GIF files. A Format which is still in use since the late 1980’s! Animated GIF files are now old enough to run for president of the United States! However Googles attitude was as follows:

Why spend anymore time on other formats like PNG and JPG when WebP will be cooler!

Note: This issue with Google Chrome as of 7/25/2017 has now been resolved but the entry still stand for archival reasons.

Read on if you want to see more.

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