Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Sep 2011 22:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Remember the Raspberry Pi ARM board we talked about last week? Well, while running Quake III is all fine and dandy and illustrates the board is capable of something, it didn't really tell me anything since I'd guess few people are going to use such a board for gaming. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Raspberry Pi team posted another demo today - running 1080p video for eight hours straight. The chip was still cool to the touch. And just to reiterate: $25.
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I love this board
by bloodline on Thu 8th Sep 2011 22:43 UTC
bloodline
Member since:
2008-07-28

I'm getting a couple as soon as they are released! The world has been waiting about 12 years for something as cool as this ;)

Edited 2011-09-08 22:44 UTC

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RE: I love this board
by sakeniwefu on Fri 9th Sep 2011 00:29 in reply to "I love this board"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

I'll try to get at least one when the time comes. I just doubt they'll be able to produce enough units for the huge worldwide demand there will be.
The only dark side I see is the dropped support for Ubuntu. I know ARM is a Babel tower of an architecture, but it worries me just how proprietary this stuff will be. Do I stop getting updates once they stop committing to the kernel?
Are their sources even on the main kernel?

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RE[2]: I love this board
by gxben on Fri 9th Sep 2011 12:41 in reply to "RE: I love this board"
gxben Member since:
2011-09-09

The thing is ultra-proprietary with a massive 32 MB binary blob being loaded at bootloader's init with GPU firmware support. Ubuntu support was dropepd because the SoC is ARM11 (ARMv6) and Ubuntu binaries are compiled for ARMv7.

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