How big of a phenomenon is the Raspberry Pi? The charity organization behind the tiny, low-cost computer announced this morning that over 5 million Pis have now been sold. The original Pi went on sale about three years ago next week, so 5 million is a pretty huge milestone to hit in that short period of time. The organization boasts that this figure appears to make it “the biggest selling UK computer manufacturer ever,” though you wouldn’t be wrong to take issue with its comparison: Pi is selling $20 to $35 computers – not machines that you’re going to use for serious productivity for a few years.
Impressive, and well-deserved.
“not machines that you’re going to use for serious productivity for a few years”
Yeah : file server, XBMC, robotics, domotics, hobbytronics, emulation, …
I wonder if we have the same conception of “seriousness” :/
This stuff can even runs full desktop OSes, even more with the RPi2 upgrade (quad-core). Add an extension card (RTC, IO, Wifi, BT) like the X100-X300 and voilÃ .
Edited 2015-02-18 07:53 UTC