Wed Feb 29, 2012, 02:11 PM
eppur_se_muova (21,389 posts)
The Raspberry Pi computer goes on general sale (BBC)
A credit-card sized computer designed to help teach children to code goes on general sale for the first time today.
The Raspberry Pi is a bare-bones, low-cost computer created by volunteers mostly drawn from academia and the UK tech industry.
Sold uncased without keyboard or monitor, the Pi has drawn interest from educators and enthusiasts.
Supporters hope the machines could help reverse a lack of programming skills in the UK.
"It has been six years in the making; the number of things that had to go right for this to happen is enormous. I couldn't be more pleased," said Eben Upton of the Raspberry Pi Foundation which is based in Cambridge
This is the DeLuxe ($35) version; the basic ($25) version will be out later this year.
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Sat May 12, 2012, 11:04 PM
struggle4progress (75,974 posts)
3. i want one! but so far i've resisted the temptation to order!
there's an arch linux image available for it! http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
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