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    Default Raspberry Pi is GO

    Raspberry Pi is GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wednesday February 29th
    @ 0600GMT.




    The announcement from RPi.


    Incidentally that is the day I switch ISPs. You watch I bet I won't have internet access that day. I am excited.

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    I have never heard of this before, but a cursory glance at the FAQ makes me really, really excited about it. Can I trouble you to share the most salient qualities of this neat thingummy (is thingummy really a word? how odd.)

    Wait, that's in 2 days. That's very soon. Shit, I'm putting in my order now. [edit: Or I guess I mean signing up for the mailing list and putting my order in Wednesday.]
    I shall not read nor tolerate posts that are overlong, meaning those that tax my attention span, meaning keep it fucking digestible, meaning a good four lines max.

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    RPi is an ARM based computer with tuned graphics to give full hd (1080p). The idea is that schools buy these for kids to learn programming without fear of shagging a few hundred dollars worth of PC. Not that I have never known an a high school destroy a PC through programming. And anyway recovering a PC is a trivial matter. Linux geeks have gone bonkers over this device. Mine is destined to be a mini-HTPC.

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    Saw the link below, thought of this thread.
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/...r-preorder.ars

    The Pi seems better, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptah View Post
    The Pi seems better, however.
    Given the price....$199 vs. $25/$35...I'd be inclined to agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonperson View Post
    Raspberry Pi is GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    About fucking time.

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    Placed an order. Looks like it should be fun!

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    RPi is definitely going on my wishlist this year ... so much.. potential
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    Anyone have one yet? Mine's on its way.
    Ordered up a clear acrylic case for it, and some other components to tinker with, too.

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    I have had mine a few weeks now. It is good that you have ordered the case because the thing is just asking to be broken. My case hasn't arrive yet so it is has had sparse use. Slow as expected running Debian. TBH not sure what to with it now I have it but I am glad I have supported the venture. May try XBMC.

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