Installing Pixel in Raspbian Lite

1) Download the compressed image from
$ curl -o ~/Downloads/

2) Uncompress the image → 2016–11–25-raspbian-jessie-lite.img
$ unzip -p ~/Downloads/ > ~/Downloads/image.img

3) Mount the image in the SD / microSD card
sudo umount /dev/disk2s1
sudo dd bs=1m if=~/Downloads/image.img of=/dev/disk2

4) Start the Raspberry Pi with the Flash memory
The default credentials are:
user: pi
password: raspberry

5) Change the password of the users Pi and Root
$ sudo passwd pi
$ sudo passwd root

6) Expand the file system so that Raspbian takes full use of the SD / microSD space
$ sudo raspi-config

7) Install LXDE desktop
$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg
$ sudo apt-get install xinit
$ sudo apt-get install lxde-core lxappearance
$ sudo apt-get install lightdm

8) Install the latest updates in the system
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

9) Install PIXEL (Pi Improved Xwindow Environment, Lightweight)
$ sudo apt-get install -y pi-greeter raspberrypi-ui-mods raspberrypi-artwork raspberrypi-bootloader
$ sudo apt-get install -y pix-icons pix-plym-splash pixel-wallpaper
$ sudo apt-get install -y rpi-chromium-mods
$ sudo apt-get install -y python-sense-emu python3-sense-emu
$ sudo apt-get install -y python-sense-emu-doc realvnc-vnc-viewer
$ sudo reboot

After restart
$ sudo apt-get install -y realvnc-vnc-server

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