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Old 07-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Debian Squeeze on Raspberry Pi faster than Debian Wheezy


Hello,

I have tried both distros squeeze and wheezy on the Raspberry Pi.

I would like to know your experience with these.

I have noticed that Squeeze is much faster than Wheezy, at boot, and during processing for a regular use.

I have no reports technically made. It is just a relatively long term impression.

Wheezy looks like much heavy than Squeeze. Maybe the kernel is not adapted to Raspberry Pi. With Wheezy it looks like slower for use.

Other users of Raspberry Pi?

Cheers
 
Old 07-15-2012, 03:23 AM   #2
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I've read that Arch Linux for Rasberry Pi has the fastest boot. I'm still waiting for mine though. (that's the problem with living at the arse end of Africa :P )
 
Old 07-16-2012, 11:48 PM   #3
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I've read that Arch Linux for Rasberry Pi has the fastest boot. I'm still waiting for mine though. (that's the problem with living at the arse end of Africa :P )
I would like to ask you. At which online store, have you bought your Rasberry?
 
Old 07-17-2012, 05:13 AM   #4
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Through RS-Components! I already have a business relationship with them. I did look into Farnel, but they don't seem to want to deal in South Africa.
 
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Through RS-Components! I already have a business relationship with them. I did look into Farnel, but they don't seem to want to deal in South Africa.
thank for the tip.

Would you eventually advice what would be the best store online for Raspberry Pi selling internationally?
 
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thank for the tip.

Would you eventually advice what would be the best store online for Raspberry Pi selling internationally?
I honestly cannot say. I have no experience with Farnel. RS-Components and Farnel are the only two distributors for the Rasberry Pi snf both have committed to World wide shipment to my knowledge. As far as I know, however, neither one has a presence in the Americas. RS does have partners in the USA though. RS also has offices and warehouses throughout Europe, Asia, Indonesia and in Australia and South Africa. (to my knowledge.)
However, the Rasberry Pi distribution is handled entirely from the UK for all Worldwide distribution. Currently, they are limited to one per customer basis and they are working through a list on a first come, first served basis.
My order seems to be on it's way though as I've just received an update on it!
Once all the backorders are filled, they should move on to a more conventional system. But that might take the rest of the year as this has probably been one of the most popular pre-ordered devices in years! :lol:
 
Old 07-17-2012, 10:31 PM   #7
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I honestly cannot say. I have no experience with Farnel. RS-Components and Farnel are the only two distributors for the Rasberry Pi snf both have committed to World wide shipment to my knowledge. As far as I know, however, neither one has a presence in the Americas. RS does have partners in the USA though. RS also has offices and warehouses throughout Europe, Asia, Indonesia and in Australia and South Africa. (to my knowledge.)
However, the Rasberry Pi distribution is handled entirely from the UK for all Worldwide distribution. Currently, they are limited to one per customer basis and they are working through a list on a first come, first served basis.
My order seems to be on it's way though as I've just received an update on it!
Once all the backorders are filled, they should move on to a more conventional system. But that might take the rest of the year as this has probably been one of the most popular pre-ordered devices in years! :lol:
thank you. It is very helpful
 
Old 07-20-2012, 04:11 PM   #8
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From the Raspberry Pi blog, July 18, 2012:

Raspbian-based SD card image released

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We are pleased to announce the release of our first SD card image based on the Raspbian distribution. This is the result of an enormous amount of hard work by Alex and Dom over the past couple of months, and replaces the existing Debian squeeze image as our recommended install. Notably, it is the first official image to take full advantage of the Raspberry Pi’s floating point hardware for, amongst other things, much faster web browsing.
Another quote of potential interest, from July 16, 2012:

Want to buy more than one Raspberry Pi? Now you can!

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Up until now, we’ve had to restrict purchases of the Raspberry Pi to one per customer because the demand has been (and continues to be) so high. Both of our manufacturing partners have been working at building capacity so you we can lift that limit – right now, 4000 Raspberry Pis are being made every day. As of this morning, you’ll be able to buy as many Raspberry Pis as you want from both RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell. (See below for ordering instructions.)
 
Old 07-23-2012, 12:09 AM   #9
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From the Raspberry Pi blog, July 18, 2012:

Raspbian-based SD card image released



Another quote of potential interest, from July 16, 2012:

Want to buy more than one Raspberry Pi? Now you can!
you would prefer a Raspberry Pi or a Sheeva type plug?
 
  


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