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Old 05-08-2018, 11:27 PM   #1
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A couple of questions about the raspberry pi 3


I'm curious and maybe I want to get one of these.

Are these 32 bit or 34 bit cpus?

Is rasbian and noobs the only distros for the raspberry pi?

Thx
 
Old 05-09-2018, 01:52 AM   #2
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Neither it's 64-bit:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/ra...cs-benchmarks/

The Raspberry Pi Zero, Zero W, and Zero WH are more differrent than just stripped down versions, but still quite close.

NOOBS is just an installer for some systems.

As far as I know you can get the following onto the 3B and maybe soon the 3B+
 
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:30 AM   #3
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I have been running Arch on my pi3's since I got them. And Fedora of course too - gotta give that a go sometime.

Last edited by syg00; 05-09-2018 at 02:32 AM. Reason: Fedora
 
Old 05-09-2018, 03:14 AM   #4
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I have been running Arch on my pi3's since I got them. And Fedora of course too - gotta give that a go sometime.
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Neither it's 64-bit:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/ra...cs-benchmarks/

The Raspberry Pi Zero, Zero W, and Zero WH are more differrent than just stripped down versions, but still quite close.

NOOBS is just an installer for some systems.

As far as I know you can get the following onto the 3B and maybe soon the 3B+
I meant to say 64 bit. I typed the 3 instead of the 6. My bad
Anyway thanks Turbocapitalist and syg00
 
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If you only do the basics, browse the web, play music, use a WP, etc, they are great little SOC computers, but the RPi3B/RPi3B+ only have 1GB of ram, so are a little limited.

I waited for the RPi3 with 1GB ram before I got my feet wet - give it a go, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
 
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If you only do the basics, browse the web, play music, use a WP, etc, they are great little SOC computers, but the RPi3B/RPi3B+ only have 1GB of ram, so are a little limited.

I waited for the RPi3 with 1GB ram before I got my feet wet - give it a go, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
I read it's mostly great for light to medium tasks.

They should make a RPI with 2gb of ram or more for future RPI's. This company can see people buy these RPI's and many wouldn't mind paying a few extra bucks for increase ram.
 
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I use one as my firewall/router - another as a backup host. People use them as mediacentres - lots of possibilities. I still need to set one up as a nextcloud server for the family.
Quite a little beast - but then, I have no need of a GUI.
 
Old 05-09-2018, 09:22 AM   #8
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I read it's mostly great for light to medium tasks.

They should make a RPI with 2gb of ram or more for future RPI's. This company can see people buy these RPI's and many wouldn't mind paying a few extra bucks for increase ram.
I suggest that you read the mission statement for Raspberry Pi;
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The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. The original model became far more popular than anticipated, selling outside its target market for uses such as robotics. It does not include peripherals. However, some accessories have been included in several official and unofficial bundles.More at Wikipedia
Release date:14, 2018
Introductory price:US$35
Operating system:9front, Android Things, Arch Linux ARM, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Freedombox, Gentoo Linux, Kali Linux, Kano, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenWrt, Plan 9, Raspbian, RISC OS, Slackware, SUSE, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu MATE, Windows 10 IoT Core
As a product that was developed for a community that has little to no access to computing (developing countries/third world countries). By providing a low cost product then more people can be exposed to the world of computing and taught different structures of programming/experimentation with this low cost device. A person could setup a computing device at a very low cost with little effort.

If you are wanting a higher cost expandable ARM device then I suggest you look else where. Maybe ODROID, Orange Pi or similar devices. Do a DuckDuckGo search for ARM to find more devices.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
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I read it's mostly great for light to medium tasks.

They should make a RPI with 2gb of ram or more for future RPI's. This company can see people buy these RPI's and many wouldn't mind paying a few extra bucks for increase ram.
Yes, it's not suited to any heavy work, but it was only introduced to get people into programming in the first instance, & it has certainly achieved that!

There are a few hints about one with more ram, & possibly USB3, but with the costs involved, & the rise in price of ram recently, there is no announcement as to when, it could be a long wait.
 
Old 05-10-2018, 12:19 AM   #10
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I run Quirky(Puppy Linux) on mine. My Pi was my first computer and did all my c++ development stuff on it there for a while. It'll run LibreOffice and Gimp if you don't mind the lag.

Just a note, I noticed it runs better in the winter, close to a window vs summer in a hot room. turning a fan on them helps the speed/power consumption too. These things get HOT so the cooler the better.

 
  


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