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The top 10 projects to try out with your Raspberry Pi 3

2. Build a network of Raspberry Pis

The process of managing a network of Pi machines - say to use as thin client desktops - is about to get a lot easier with the Pi 3.

The Pi 3 adds the ability to boot directly from USB-attached or network-attached storage, without requiring boot information on the microSD card.

The addition of network booting will make it simpler to troubleshoot and reconfigure large numbers of Pis from a central hub.

The Pi 3's ability to boot from USB and network-attached storage will be enabled by a future firmware update.

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By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.