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Old 01-22-2012, 06:41:01 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Raspberry Pi is finally being manufactured

This is groundbreaking, and will hopefully drive and inspire the computer industry to deliver better, more affordable products.

For those not familiar with Raspberry Pi, the "$25 computer", this is a credit-card sized computer created by a charitable foundation called "Raspberry Pi Foundation" that was initially supposed to use Ubuntu by default. Because of "issues with newer Ubuntu releases", Raspberry Pi will ship with Debian, Fedora or ArchLinux.

Raspberry Pi comes with an HDMI and an USB port so you just plug it into a TV or some other device that has an HDMI socket, connect a keyboard via the USB port and get a fully-configured system.

System specs:
  • CPU ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz
  • Storage capacity SD Card Slot (SD or SDHC card)
  • Memory: 128 (Model A) or 256 MiB (Model B)
  • Graphics: Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL ES 2.0 , 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
While Model A doesn't come with an Ethernet controller (model B does), it can connect to a network by using a user supplied USB Ethernet or Wi-Fi adapter.

You can read more about Raspberry Pi @

We want to see cheap, accessible, programmable computers everywhere; we actively encourage other companies to clone what we’re doing. We want to break the paradigm where without spending hundreds of pounds on a PC, families can’t use the internet. We want owning a truly personal computer to be normal for children. We think that 2012 is going to be a very exciting year. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:35:04 AM   #2
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They had me at XBMC.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:48:49 AM   #3
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Still waiting...

"We are expecting to receive our first deliveries very shortly, so will be in touch soon with ordering instructions"

What is taking so long?
Free will is worth exactly what you paid for it.
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