In order to follow the exercises in this book, you will need to have a few basic pieces of software. The basic exercises will require an SSH client to be installed on your desktop or laptop where the BeagleBone is connected to. The pieces of software required are as follows:
For Windows users, PuTTY is available from http://www.putty.org/.
For Mac OS users, MacSSH can be downloaded for free from http://www.macssh.com/ssh_down.html.
For more advanced exercises, a web browser is needed. The exercises should work with any web browser. However, the getting started pages might not work correctly in Internet Explorer. It is strongly recommended that you use another browser, such as Firefox.