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: Comment by ilovebeer
by Valhalla on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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Yes I'm also very curious as to what creative ways people will utilize this hardware. I'll be getting one myself once the frenzy dies out a bit.

I'm (irrationally) getting some Commodore 64 vibes from this device and it's also such a fresh breath of air in this day and age of locked-down walled garden devices. Perhaps not surprising that it's coming from the U.K with their strong roots in the home computer era of the 80's and 90's, with machines like ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Amstrad, Commodore 64 all thriving there back in the days.

The specs may not be astounding, but for the asking price they're great and it will be interesting to see just how much people will be able to push this hardware.

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