Introducing RacyPy

I am very proud to announce the birth of “RacyPy”. This is a bootable Linux Operating System with Python 3.1.4 and Pygame built in (it’s based on Racy Puppy).

You can download the .iso from here. Edit – better to get the new version – here.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to burn the .iso to a cd, using your favourite burning utility.

Then, you can reboot the computer. Many PCs will automatically check for a bootable CD before looking at the hard-drive, but you might have to hit a key to make the computer boot from the CD.

RacyPy will run in RAM and doesn’t do anything to your hard-drive, unless you choose to install it. When you shutdown for the first time, it will ask you to create a save file. You can have this on the hard-drive or somewhere else (eg a memory stick – you’ll need about 512Mb of space).

When you are running RacyPy, you will notice a little snake icon on the desktop. Clicking this will launch the Python IDLE. If you look in “my-documents” you’ll find tutorials for Python and other programming languages.

I hope you will give it a try – it will be a great introduction to working in Linux, as well as helping you to start coding as soon as possible.

The iso is here.

There are additional packages and some discussion over on the Murga Linux forum.

Happy Coding!



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2 Responses to “Introducing RacyPy”

  1. Shaun Says:

    Would it be possible to boot this from a memory stick or similar? I’d like to give it a go but my Laptops CD drive doesn’t work!

  2. antiloquax Says:

    Yes, if you have another machine that will boot from CD, there’s a built-in tool that will do it (click on the briefcase and use “universal installer”.
    Alternatively, you can use unetbootin.

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