Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 09:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems This morning, I experienced the nerd equivalent of a Black Friday $50 iPad sale. At 07:00 CET, the first batch of the much-anticipated Raspberry Pi went on sale, and while Raspberry Pi itself was very properly prepared, the two large international retailers actually selling the device weren't - despite warnings from Raspberry Pi about the enormous amount of traffic that would come their way, the two sites crumbled to dust within seconds. There's good news too - the cheaper model A has seen its RAM doubled at no additional cost.
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RE: Low cost PC potential?
by kragil on Wed 29th Feb 2012 10:54 UTC in reply to "Low cost PC potential?"
kragil
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Debian and Fedora are already running on it.

I really hope these below $50 computers really catch on. Today they are still a little bit underpowered, but I guess by the end of the year we will have 1GB of RAM and a 1GHz+ dual core. (this http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/ goes in that direction)

Most Facebookers don't need a big computer. A lean mean LXDE ARM box with a mali GPU will be just fine for most people. We can turn off a few nuclear power plants and don't dump that much into landfills if this is the future of computing. (Not to mention all the bad influence MS and Apple have, they won't be as powerful anymore)

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