Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 04:12 UTC
Linux Software for the Raspberry Pi is quickly moving forward. Beyond the several core Linux distros, another couple dozen systems are available, with NetBSD, FreeBSD, and Chromium imminently stepping into the mix. (Ubuntu will not join them as it requires ARMv7 and the Pi is ARMv6). Two dozen programming languages are available, including Python, Perl, Java, Ruby 1.9.2, BASIC, and more. Since the Pi is a full fledged ARM computer, it should run nearly any ARM app within its system requirements. See the RPi Wiki or Foundation website for more info.
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No, but you also weren't talking about the average user, either. Instead, you came to nitpick and bizarrely quote data transfer rates. That's what you came to discuss instead of commercial applications of cheap hardware. Good for you, have a star.

What the hell? Why are you so terribly defensive the moment I mention possible bottle-necks? With a SATA-port the CPU wouldn't have to spend so much time idling when trying to read stuff from an external storage device, meaning a nice increase in performance, and well, plenty of people still DO have a need for larger storage devices due to family photo albums, home movies, rental movies, music collections and so on and so forth. That IS a "commercial application of cheap hardware."

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