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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Because it's not really a real concern? Already you can fling files around on and off of these boards at speeds people already would find acceptable. I still meet people putting up with 10MB/sec transfer rates off of aniquated USB sticks.

In fact, as just pointed out: -- that's new as of this month and addresses every concern you have mentioned. There's going to be a constant sea of these sorts of boards.

What I'm 'defensive' about is you honed in on the most trivial and inconsequential of details about a single board as if you were offering anything insightful about it, completely ignoring the actual conversation about closed drivers and the sort of opportunities they're blocking. You made a non-comment and I called you on it. Congrats.

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