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Dutch Master 05-08-2011 07:17 PM

Raspberry Pi project
Not sure this is the right place, but here it goes :)

Found elsewhere, looks promising:

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 ;)

MS3FGX 05-08-2011 08:13 PM

Looks interesting, but something tells me this is one of those things that will never see the light of day.

Dutch Master 05-08-2011 08:51 PM

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! :)

onebuck 05-09-2011 07:34 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in <Linux-General> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Latios 05-09-2011 09:43 AM

They managed to run with this tiny CPU and 128 M RAM stuff like Koffice and HD video


I couldnt do that with a Pentium 3 and 512 M RAM

Dutch Master 02-29-2012 12:56 PM

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.

Dutch Master 08-02-2012 08:43 AM

Not so long ago both vendors selling the RPi have lifted the 'one-per-person' restriction, so order as many as you like :)

onebuck 08-04-2012 07:04 AM

Member Response

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.

honeybadger 08-04-2012 09:03 AM

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.

sundialsvcs 08-04-2012 01:38 PM

:eek: It's an unauthorized sneak-peek at Microsoft's secret new portable-computer!! The "Linux killer!" :eek:

onebuck 08-04-2012 03:24 PM

Member Response

No, it is going to be a Slackware gain in the arm market. :)

honeybadger 08-05-2012 03:21 AM


Originally Posted by sundialsvcs (Post 4745924)
:eek: It's an unauthorized sneak-peek at Microsoft's secret new portable-computer!! The "Linux killer!" :eek:

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.

onebuck 08-05-2012 06:48 AM

Member Response

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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