Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th May 2012 14:05 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "As the Raspberry Pi started to ship the Sinclair ZX Spectrum turned 30 years old, and comparisons were being made between the two and their role in providing access to affordable computer hardware. Given the phenomenal advances in computing since the birth of the ZX Spectrum, I thought it might be fun to compare the Raspberry Pi with a computer that was closer to the state of the art at around that time, and to see if the Raspberry Pi could fill its shoes..."
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RE[3]: Yeah,
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 15th May 2012 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yeah,"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Mine in the week of May 21. Guess which week I took off from work ;) .

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RE[4]: Yeah,
by Morgan on Tue 15th May 2012 17:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Yeah,"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm jealous! I could probably take some time off my part time job but I don't get sick or vacation time there. And my weekends off are spent with the girlfriend...but she's very accepting of my tech addiction and she's as excited as I am about the RPi.

I'm looking forward to your write-up on it!

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RE[5]: Yeah,
by bnolsen on Wed 16th May 2012 00:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Yeah,"
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2006-01-06

i got kind of pissed and ordered a mele a1000 (cortex a8 allwinner a10). And I actually received it as well. Unfortunately I've only gotten far enough to build an archlinux distro with an already existing kernel. Hopefully lima releases real drivers soon enough, and it appears there's libraries available for the DSP although licensing is a question yet. It definitely has more cpu power than the rpi.

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