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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Yep, have 3 raspi's sitting in the cupboard collecting dust. I replaced them with mini-itx boards with i3 low power processors. These use a bit more power at 35 watts, and cost a little more (but not much) but at least they do what they claim and work ten thousands times better and I can run whatever I want on them.

The whole arm thing on linux for general use is a scam!

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