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Offline TheDaddy

Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2012, 10:18:25 PM »
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Although this is more expensive by $100 or so, I don't see why it didn't sell that well to the Geeks: https://www.genesi-usa.com/store/details/11


It's never been publicised enough. The pi people have made a lot of noise, and they got the bbc behind who yesterday gave them 2mins of air.

It's all about the hype.
 

Offline TheBilgeRat

Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2012, 10:39:54 PM »
Quote from: dammy;682021
Although this is more expensive by $100 or so, I don't see why it didn't sell that well to the Geeks: https://www.genesi-usa.com/store/details/11


The Daddy is partially right, for sure on the marketing.  I know this is a community used to dropping three figures on something as banal as a network card or a USB card, but I'll throw 35 bucks at all sorts of things way before I'll throw a hundred.  I'll take risk with a 35 dollar thing that I wouldn't for 125.  I don't think it will be a great XBMC platform, but I DO think it will be a great platform for a low power controller for homebrew projects.
 

Offline TheDaddy

Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2012, 10:47:10 PM »
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The Daddy is partially right, for sure on the marketing.  I know this is a community used to dropping three figures on something as banal as a network card or a USB card, but I'll throw 35 bucks at all sorts of things way before I'll throw a hundred.  I'll take risk with a 35 dollar thing that I wouldn't for 125.  I don't think it will be a great XBMC platform, but I DO think it will be a great platform for a low power controller for homebrew projects.


Hype it and they'll come... :)

Wait until next week when the ipad 3 comes out, queues of believers from dusk till dawn, ready to queue for hours on end, with a coffee (usually a Starbuck), in the rain, sun or snow, to immolate themselves on the Apple altar, to be the first one to hold a slimmer and lighter ipad (why don't they wait until next year when a slimmer and lighter one comes out) and show it to the cameras...
 

Offline commodorejohn

Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2012, 10:51:38 PM »
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The Daddy is partially right, for sure on the marketing.  I know this is a community used to dropping three figures on something as banal as a network card or a USB card, but I'll throw 35 bucks at all sorts of things way before I'll throw a hundred.  I'll take risk with a 35 dollar thing that I wouldn't for 125.  I don't think it will be a great XBMC platform, but I DO think it will be a great platform for a low power controller for homebrew projects.
I agree. My "serious consideration" range is somewhere around $50-60, so the Pi falls well within the range of "eh, why not" while the Efika (in either form) is something I'd want to budget for.

Use-wise, I've been toying with the idea of hobby OS development for a while, so I think (now that they've begun seriously releasing development information) that this might be a good platform to experiment with that on...
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Offline mongo

Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2012, 12:14:37 AM »
Quote from: dammy;682021
Although this is more expensive by $100 or so, I don't see why it didn't sell that well to the Geeks: https://www.genesi-usa.com/store/details/11


The guys who did the Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix used some of them in their build farm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbWE6qF7pIM
 

Offline Iggy

Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2012, 12:28:02 AM »
Quote from: dammy;682021
Although this is more expensive by $100 or so, I don't see why it didn't sell that well to the Geeks: https://www.genesi-usa.com/store/details/11


Well, not enough memory (only 512MB).
A slow A8 processor.
Little to recommend it over a cheap tablet.

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Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2012, 09:09:08 AM »
What you dont understand iggy.   You are totally missing the goals of this device.  But you are american so you probably do not know about the history of the bbc micro and what it achieved in and for the british education system
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Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2012, 10:01:35 AM »
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Well, not enough memory (only 512MB).
A slow A8 processor.
Little to recommend it over a cheap tablet.

What else don't you understand?
You are bitching about the Raspberry Pi... But you should consider that you are arguing about an education device built by a small charitable organisation for the purpose of teaching British school children to write computer programs! It's not mean for anything else :)

The fact that there is pent up demand for a £25 computer you can plug into your TV is just a bonus ;)

Offline HenryCase

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« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2012, 10:16:24 AM »
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You are bitching about the Raspberry Pi...


Actually, Iggy was referring to the Efika MX (he quoted Dammy in his post).
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Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2012, 10:19:58 AM »
Lol! That will teach me to jump into a thread :)

But my point sill stands... Now just directed to everyone in general.

I guess we, as Amiga users always knew there was a market for a £25 computer you can plug into your TV... That's not hype, that just clear sense :)

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« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2012, 11:02:14 AM »
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Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2012, 11:48:00 AM »
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Actually, Iggy was referring to the Efika MX (he quoted Dammy in his post).

 
In that case I apologise Iggy.  I would agree that the Efika  is pointless :)
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Offline persia

Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2012, 02:09:07 PM »
The BBC Micro was introduced three decades ago, a different world.  Kids nowadays have tablets, iPads, iPods, Smart Phones competing for attention. As well as Laptops and game consoles.  But all of this devices are consumer devices.  You buy,beg or borrow software and run it to view the world.  Raspberry PI is designed to teach them to program.  

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Re: Raspberry PI
« Reply #58 on: March 02, 2012, 02:26:17 PM »
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Raspberry PI is designed to teach them to program.  


Why program this thing when there are real computers running Linux to program on?
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« Reply #59 on: March 02, 2012, 02:45:17 PM »
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Why program this thing when there are real computers running Linux to program on?


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