Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 04:12 UTC
Linux Software for the Raspberry Pi is quickly moving forward. Beyond the several core Linux distros, another couple dozen systems are available, with NetBSD, FreeBSD, and Chromium imminently stepping into the mix. (Ubuntu will not join them as it requires ARMv7 and the Pi is ARMv6). Two dozen programming languages are available, including Python, Perl, Java, Ruby 1.9.2, BASIC, and more. Since the Pi is a full fledged ARM computer, it should run nearly any ARM app within its system requirements. See the RPi Wiki or Foundation website for more info.
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Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, I've always understood the A10 to be the go-to chip for cheap Chinese knock-off tablets. However, it seems to hold its own especially when you consider the price/performance matrix. Given the openness too, I'd love to get my hands on a Pi-like dev board based on it.

Edit: Well that didn't take long...

http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/08/31/49-cubieboard-allwinner-a10-...

Edited 2012-11-24 06:59 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Well, I've always understood the A10 to be the go-to chip for cheap Chinese knock-off tablets. However, it seems to hold its own especially when you consider the price/performance matrix. Given the openness too, I'd love to get my hands on a Pi-like dev board based on it.

Edit: Well that didn't take long...

http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/08/31/49-cubieboard-allwinner-a10-...


Why do you want a board based on the A10? The GPU is completely locked down, there are no open-source drivers for it, making it quite a risky choice. Limadriver is not a solution as it's still years away from even becoming stable enough for 2D desktop operation.

Edited 2012-11-24 10:07 UTC

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I thought the Lima driver was further along than that. What would you recommend that might be in the price range of the board I linked? I can't afford a PandaBoard. ;)

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