Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jan 2012 00:14 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Raspberry Pis started being made a couple of days ago, but I was forbidden to tell you about it until signed contracts and receipts for payment had arrived - it's been killing me, especially since I've had tens of you asking me when manufacturing would start every day for the last few weeks. I am not good at keeping secrets." No more secrets to keep, Liz! I can't wait to place my order.
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RE[2]: Music Player?
by TheIdiotThatIsMe on Wed 11th Jan 2012 20:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Music Player?"
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It will handle your music without a problem. Even the 128MB version (Model A) will suffice. The question is how you intend to control it. You can hook it to a display with a keyboard and a mouse but then why would it better than your regular desktop? Maybe you can use some music player which is controlled via Web interface. Then you'll need it to be networked - either get the Model B with the Ethernet port or hook a USB Wi-Fi adapter. Or use some USB IR receiver for remote control. Then it will be a matter of software again. And without a display it will be a bit hard to select the song you want.

I intend to use one as an Internet radio. With a USB Wi-Fi adapter to connect to the network. And it will stream a fixed station all the time. So I just turn on/off the speakers. And I can log in remotely to change the station. Geeky!

Like your idea!

For me, I'm looking to use it with one of those small wireless keyboards that I can tuck away neatly in a drawer in the coffee table. Ethernet isn't important to me (I haven't used ethernet to connect any of my devices in a little over 2 years), but the RAM is. I don't own a regular desktop, just a laptop I use for school, and I'm looking for something dedicated and distraction free, and wanting to make a single entertainment center that doesn't require hooking or unhooking anything up when I want to change what I'd like to do :-) Mostly just something simple for listening to music, and MAYBE be able to purchase music from Amazon.

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