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Old 05-08-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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Raspberry Pi project


Not sure this is the right place, but here it goes

Found elsewhere, looks promising:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Only prototypes for now, but if this makes it into serious production run figures it'll be great news for Linux. You can't install M$ on it, it has an ARM proc
 
Old 05-08-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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Looks interesting, but something tells me this is one of those things that will never see the light of day.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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Quite right, but didn't they say the same of the OLPC project? AFAIK those are almost ready to go, albeit not with the OS we'd like...

However, having this on LQ instead of some obscure backwater gives it a much greater audience and may spark contributions from the Linux community that really help that project mature and reach critical mass. Note: I'm not affiliated, but certainly interested!
 
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:43 AM   #5
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They managed to run with this tiny CPU and 128 M RAM stuff like Koffice and HD video

HOW ?

I couldnt do that with a Pentium 3 and 512 M RAM
 
Old 02-29-2012, 12:56 PM   #6
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The BBC gave it some coverage in their bulletin at 6 PM today, as the Pi was launched this morning. The first batch is sold out, but 2 major distributors are now onboard (s'cuse the pun ) and this allows the project to order in large(r) volumes.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 08:43 AM   #7
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Not so long ago both vendors selling the RPi have lifted the 'one-per-person' restriction, so order as many as you like
 
Old 08-04-2012, 07:04 AM   #8
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Newark is the USA distributor and there are no restrictions. I have received my first Rpi and another order is on it's way via USPS. Only downside is the USPS system is very slowwww. Newark order turn around was a few days after placement and payment.
 
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I have ordered two. I mean comeon it is just $35. And then there might be something to learn. The only thing bothering is the wait time is 10 weeks - and there is nothing I can do about it.
 
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It's an unauthorized sneak-peek at Microsoft's secret new portable-computer!! The "Linux killer!"
 
Old 08-04-2012, 03:24 PM   #11
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No, it is going to be a Slackware gain in the arm market.
 
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It's an unauthorized sneak-peek at Microsoft's secret new portable-computer!! The "Linux killer!"
Actually that sounds very sensible. Give 'em hardware they cannot install M$ on and see how it does. It woud be very intresting to see how M$ interprets this.
 
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Their ARM entry needs improvement before they branch out to smaller devices. Sure the appliance market has been one arena but that along with Phones are dismal.

Personally, I have nothing against Microsoft. It is their design model is to broad. Look at Win/8, think their thinking of moving to something?
 
  


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