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.
Thread beginning with comment 543124
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

No, but you also weren't talking about the average user, either. Instead, you came to nitpick and bizarrely quote data transfer rates. That's what you came to discuss instead of commercial applications of cheap hardware. Good for you, have a star.


What the hell? Why are you so terribly defensive the moment I mention possible bottle-necks? With a SATA-port the CPU wouldn't have to spend so much time idling when trying to read stuff from an external storage device, meaning a nice increase in performance, and well, plenty of people still DO have a need for larger storage devices due to family photo albums, home movies, rental movies, music collections and so on and so forth. That IS a "commercial application of cheap hardware."

Reply Parent Score: 4

Aristocracies Member since:
2010-06-15

Because it's not really a real concern? Already you can fling files around on and off of these boards at speeds people already would find acceptable. I still meet people putting up with 10MB/sec transfer rates off of aniquated USB sticks.

In fact, as just pointed out: http://www.arndaleboard.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page -- that's new as of this month and addresses every concern you have mentioned. There's going to be a constant sea of these sorts of boards.

What I'm 'defensive' about is you honed in on the most trivial and inconsequential of details about a single board as if you were offering anything insightful about it, completely ignoring the actual conversation about closed drivers and the sort of opportunities they're blocking. You made a non-comment and I called you on it. Congrats.

Reply Parent Score: 0

WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

completely ignoring the actual conversation about closed drivers and the sort of opportunities they're blocking.


I already took a part on that conversation and I've done that multiple times before, including pointing out all the fascinating possibilities cheap, low-power ARM - boards offer.

You made a non-comment and I called you on it. Congrats.


No, you just seem offended about the fact that someone would dare to say anything even slightly negative about one of these boards.

Reply Parent Score: 4

Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I think you're taking all of this way out of proportion. WereCatf and I have had multiple conversations in the past about alternative computing platforms and my understanding is that she is very much interested in the myriad technologies out there, especially ARM. However, anyone (you and I included) would be a fool to ignore the implications of closed hardware on that platform.

You might want to step back and try to get a little perspective before mouthing off and making a fool of yourself. Just a suggestion.

Reply Parent Score: 5