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Old 12-26-2014, 10:34 PM   #1
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About the Raspberry Pi Model B+ 512MB


Does anyone have this version? Is it fast? I'm thinking of getting one for the first time. I got hit by the Raspberry Pi bug
 
Old 12-26-2014, 11:32 PM   #2
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B+ has same cpu as B one had. But it has more peripherals. Like 4 usb ports etc... It's cpu runs in single core 700 MHz. It's been reported Libreoffice is very slow to load and run. The site and forums gives more info. Newers SBC like pc3duino, ODROID-C3, Orange Pi, Banana Pi have more powerfull cpu and cores and more peripheral interconnects.
 
Old 12-27-2014, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will research those other PI's as well.
 
Old 12-27-2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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I just got one of these;
http://hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php.
Also got a micro sd card from them with Ubuntu on it. It booted up without problems into the desktop. Seems fast compared to my RPI B.

Now need to get Slackwarearm running on it
 
Old 12-28-2014, 01:28 PM   #5
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I just got one of these;
http://hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php.
Also got a micro sd card from them with Ubuntu on it. It booted up without problems into the desktop. Seems fast compared to my RPI B.

Now need to get Slackwarearm running on it
It will be hard to decide on the RPi B+ and the ODROID-C1. The Raspberry Pi has been around for a long time and has the most developer support in terms of software and add-ons than any other mini embedded computer. However, I do want more power than what the Pi's have to offer.

I wish someone would create a more powerful mini embedded computer to the size of a deck of cards that could replace a desktop, something like a 6 core CPU and 8-16 gb of ram. I wouldn't mind paying for that kind of technology in a small package.

Anyway, thanks for the link.

BTW, their website needs a major work over. It's hard to read the page with their choice of font and stretch out sentences.

Cheers

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Old 12-28-2014, 01:53 PM   #6
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What you type about sounds like a cheap ARM-based mobile phone. Sure, getting "real" Linux on one could be harder but, depending on what you are trying to achieve, it could be doable?
 
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The ODROID-C1 has decent specs for slightly beefier mini embedded computer. But, I would like to see a more powerful version of it or other model/brand while maintaining the same size.

I'm surprised with the huge success the raspberry PI had, they didn't make a more beefier version equal to or better than the ODROID-C1. All they did with the B+ was made cosmetic changes.

Back on the ODROID-C1, do you or anyone know which is better, the micro SD UHS-1 card or the eMMC module to run the pre-installed linux?

Thanks

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Old 12-28-2014, 03:21 PM   #8
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After seeing some youtube videos on the ODROID-C1, the eMMC was recommended for speed and performance.
 
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The Foundation controls the Raspberry PI, and their goals are different then those that are making the more powerful ODROIDS or Banana PI's, etc.

Having the same processor, allows them to retain compatibility, which is good for their educational purposes. (bad for people who would like an Arm computer, or Arm laptop, if we ever get there)
 
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Maybe I'll get both, not at the same time of course.

However, I do favor a mini ARM computer with 6-8 cores and 8-16 gb of ram and be the size of a deck of cards to replace a desktop -- if they ever create one.

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Maybe I'll get both, not at the same time of course.

However, I do favor a mini ARM computer with 6-8 cores and 8-16 gb of ram and be the size of a deck of cards to replace a desktop -- if they ever create one.

While it would be nice, as a desktop (or desktop replacement), there are issues with it.

How do you load a 386 compiled/based printer driver on ARM?
I still want something faster then the RasPI, but at this point, the money is better spent on an actual desktop.
 
  


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