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Old 07-26-2017, 10:27 PM   #1
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List of major reasons of the great success of Raspberry PI ?


Hi Guys,

"Raspberry Pi sold over 12.5 million boards in five years"

what are the major advantages and reasons, explaining the great success of Raspberry PI hardwares compared with other cheap notebooks and boards? RPI is small, modular, cheap, ... ?

Such sales !!

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Old 07-26-2017, 10:43 PM   #2
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The Raspberry Pi is very cheap and it certainly caught the fancy of the Linux community because it runs Linux. I listen to a number of Linux podcasts and I hear persons talk of having three or five or seven Pis that they have played with.

I know of many who use them as inexpensive file servers, but I think a lot of persons get them just to geek out with.

I know that Pis were originally conceived of as inexpensive computers to be used in educating students about computers and computing; I haven't heard much about how that haw worked out.

This article offers some insights: http://www.popsci.com/how-raspberry-...ker-revolution
 
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Right product, right time, right price. Once it got momentum in (initially British) schools, it was "off and go".
 
Old 07-27-2017, 02:08 AM   #4
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They were created to be fun. That's the secret of their success. It's the modern version of the old BBC computer.
 
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They were created to be fun. That's the secret of their success. It's the modern version of the old BBC computer.
The BBC micro:bit is the modern version of the BBC computer. One million of them were given to young kids in UK recently.
 
  


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