Linked by David Adams on Mon 5th Mar 2012 22:35 UTC
Linux "The Linux operating system for the Raspberry Pi bare-bones computer is ready to download. The Arch Linux ARM download is based on Arch Linux, which the Raspberry Pi Foundation says 'provides a lightweight base structure that allows you to shape the system to your needs'."
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ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

I never claimed that Debian was against the principle of Pi (in fact I wasn't even commenting on Debian at all). I simply said people who just lazily want a working desktop are against the principle of Pi.

No they aren't. The Pi designers themselves have said they wanted the Pi to be an affordable basic computing alternative for people as well.

I wish people would bother reading everything the foundation has said before they post. There's so much misinformation and false assumptions about the Pi it's almost sickening.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Exactly. It's not like the RPi foundation is going to ask everyone buying the device what they are going to use it for anyway. If I wanted to buy 1000 of them to make a cheap render farm, they would still get their cut and wouldn't ask any questions.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


No they aren't. The Pi designers themselves have said they wanted the Pi to be an affordable basic computing alternative for people as well.

I wish people would bother reading everything the foundation has said before they post. There's so much misinformation and false assumptions about the Pi it's almost sickening.

Actually I have read a lot of what they've posted and been a regular to their site and still missed that part. So I think part of the blame must lie with them for sending out mixed messages (which all in all, is such a minor complaint given how commendable their achievements have been).

Anyhow, thanks for the clarification ;)

Edited 2012-03-06 21:42 UTC

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

wow there's some hissy person out there that have blanket modded my posts down.

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