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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The only important fact
by solca on Wed 29th Feb 2012 16:11 UTC
solca
Member since:
2006-05-24

Sadly they didn't plan it (the launch) very well, but the only important fact is that the Raspberry Pi is an advancement in many areas and that is thanks to the Foundation, the recent RAM bump to Model A proves they are on good track.

My only gripe is Mrs. Liz who always responds negatively to questioning posts deceiving people that everything is in control, she should take it easy and do a better job with partners like asking a contact to whom to call, just suggesting... ;)

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RE: The only important fact
by bnolsen on Thu 1st Mar 2012 06:52 in reply to "The only important fact"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Liz and the rpi foundation did a pretty good job. They haven't done this before and aren't professionals at the non techie side. They allow discussions on their site about potentially competing products. If anything their desire to keep people in the loop may have been their worst enemy. Any real company would just leave everyone out in the cold until the last moment.

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