Raspberry Pi - credit card size computer runs Fedora

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    The Raspberry Pi was launched yesterday. http://www.raspberrypi.org/


    To-date there have been video's of it running Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu as well as various derivatives like XBMC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbWE6qF7pIM
    (Lots of YouTube videos to check out)

    Raspberry Pi SBC

    The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer board that plugs into a TV and a keyboard. It’s a miniature ARM-based PC which can be used for many of the things that a desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays High-Definition video.

    Features
    Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS processor with FPU and Videocore 4 GPU
    GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
    GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
    256MB RAM
    Boots from SD card, running the Fedora version of Linux
    10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket
    HDMI socket
    USB 2.0 socket
    RCA video socket
    SD card socket
    Powered from microUSB socket
    3.5mm audio out jack
    Header footprint for camera connection
    Size: 85.6 x 53.98 x 17mm

    Off topic. Is J.N. telling the kid that Linux is better than Windows ? :D

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    I registered my email address to be notified when/where I can order a raspberry pi at the RS Components link on the raspberry pi home page. The other web site to order from,
    Premier Farnell, was unavailable when I tried it most like due to the overwhelming demand for the raspberry pi.

    A version of the raspberry pi with WiFi is said to be in the works down the road (though you won't find any mention of it on the launch web page at raspberrypi.org.

    -- Tom
     
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    Where's the axe?
     
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    Mack's got a 2-in-1 thread over here. I'll show off my ignorance there :D
     
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    Yup, mack's a bright spark. I should have probably posted there. :ouch:
     
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    I need to get me one.
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    I heard it was; "Sure, you can apply 'getStringFromObj()' to women Danny boy, yes, sure you can...!"

    Oh, and awesome gizmo, as in hardware that might make me neglect my main PC for weeks. Affordable enough anyways.
     
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    Could be useful for app dev's. the PI is so much better though.
     
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    Besides 'Debian squeeze' now also 'Arch Linux ARM' available for download (and 'Fedora Remix' almost).
    Raspberry Pi site link
     
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