Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 00:41 UTC, submitted by henderson101
OSNews, Generic OSes "Naren has been working on a port of Android 4.0 to Raspberry Pi, and as you can see from the screenshots and video below, he's been making great progress. Hardware-accelerated graphics and video have been up and running smoothly for some time; AudioFlinger support is the only major missing piece at the moment." Not sure how useful it is, but still pretty cool.
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Comment by vezhlys
by vezhlys on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 06:45 UTC
vezhlys
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2005-08-19

Initial Raspberry Pi support was recently committed to NetBSD source tree too ;) . It is becoming quite interesting machine with lots of open source OSes support. However, is it really interesting to anybody except geeks and will it be the start for other similar solutions? I currently doubt it.

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RE: Comment by vezhlys
by sagum on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 07:18 in reply to "Comment by vezhlys"
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2006-01-23

Initial Raspberry Pi support was recently committed to NetBSD source tree too ;) . It is becoming quite interesting machine with lots of open source OSes support. However, is it really interesting to anybody except geeks and will it be the start for other similar solutions? I currently doubt it.


The idea behind the Pi, is that people have a very cheap way to learn how to code, it's primary aim was for schools so kids had something to learn on/with. Geeks as you say, have already made a big headway and it will leave a lasting mark for other people wanting to learn how to code.

Of course, it doesn't always have to be linux that it runs and I'm sure there are some nice projects out there that don't run linux.

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RE[2]: Comment by vezhlys
by zima on Fri 10th Aug 2012 23:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by vezhlys"
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2005-07-06

I don't know... I kinda doubt there will be that much of an impact with RPi. Yeah, maybe somewhat by the movement spurred (for whatever reason only when it got such toy...), its guides and such - but nothing really stopped programming stuff before RPi.

And here's the real kicker: not only it's more convenient to do this on a laptop, also a) it's more convenient even when some environment on this laptop simulates RPi b) is there anybody / any school that didn't have PCs already and got RPi? (so, most likely just adding fairly quickly to electronic junk, with most of them)

Edited 2012-08-11 00:05 UTC

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RE: Comment by vezhlys
by Laurence on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 11:43 in reply to "Comment by vezhlys"
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2007-03-26

Initial Raspberry Pi support was recently committed to NetBSD source tree too ;) . It is becoming quite interesting machine with lots of open source OSes support. However, is it really interesting to anybody except geeks and will it be the start for other similar solutions? I currently doubt it.

Other similar solutions have existed for years already (eg Beagle Board). Where this device stands out is the price.

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RE[2]: Comment by vezhlys
by zima on Fri 10th Aug 2012 23:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by vezhlys"
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2005-07-06

Arduinos and the like were already inexpensive, and they had fairly limited impact beyond geek demographics (yeah, "more embedded" in character - but what is the point of general programming, at which RPi seems to largely focus, with such board? Is there anybody with RPi who doesn't have a PC?)

Edited 2012-08-11 00:10 UTC

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