Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Sep 2011 22:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Remember the Raspberry Pi ARM board we talked about last week? Well, while running Quake III is all fine and dandy and illustrates the board is capable of something, it didn't really tell me anything since I'd guess few people are going to use such a board for gaming. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Raspberry Pi team posted another demo today - running 1080p video for eight hours straight. The chip was still cool to the touch. And just to reiterate: $25.
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RE: Comment by Brynet
by ilovebeer on Fri 9th Sep 2011 16:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

GPU (..including the h264 decoder) is 100% proprietary, and the boot architecture of this device is fucked up.

Do. Not. Want.

Too much emphasis is put on whether or not hardware/software uses proprietary components. The end-user couldn't care less (minus a small handful of exceptions as usual). The only thing that really matters is whether it works or not. And this thing appears to.

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