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: Mainframe Pi
by zima on Fri 18th May 2012 15:04 UTC in reply to "Mainframe Pi"
zima
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Well, GNUstep should work perfectly fine on RPi... (though it still doesn't have a browser that really blends in - BTW calling them "black holes of CPU" isn't really fair, they do quite a lot more than WorldWideWeb/Nexus)

I/O and network is much faster

Sort of... RPi doesn't have network controller, it depends on USB adapters (Model B also, just onboard), and that's not the fastest of approaches (especially given some USB CPU overheads, and an anemic CPU of RPi)

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