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Originally posted by Fishticon84
reply to post by grey580
Theres a standalone XBMC that can run without an OS, so that would probably be the best option for video streaming.
And I guess since the graphics look good and it can run GNU Linux it should be able to run Flash just fine.
I figure Xubuntu will work great with it.
Also, I hear that the upcoming Microsoft Windows 8 will be the first commercial OS to support the ARM CPUs, so there's an option.
edit on 30-1-2012 by Fishticon84 because: spelling error.
Check out the FAQ. Says ubuntu will not support the board.
And it may not have enough memory to run windows 8.
Though I imagine that someone will figure out a way to use windows on it.
I want one for sure.
Originally posted by OccamAssassin
reply to post by Grifter81
There are two, model A 128MB and model B 256MB with an ethernet port.
Wi-fi will have to be added via USB dongle.
The first batch is 10,000 Model B's.
Price is going to be about US$35. There will be a shipping charge but Liz from R-Pi is going to discount shipping of multiple items.
Damn....still three weeks to go
It will be a model B for me then. I'm sure I've got a wifi dongle lying around the house. Are they just releasing in the US at first? If I cant't get my hands on one in the UK I will have to see about getting one shipped across the pond.
Originally posted by Grifter81
reply to post by OccamAssassin
I do hope they are. It just threw me because whenever I have seen them in the news or online the price point has always been in dollars.
Also there is a good chance they will ship out to schools and colleges first as the project was initially envisioned to combat a lack of young programmers.
It's meant to bring an alternative to WinTel, harking back to the 8-bit era. Kids today dont cut their teeth on the ZX Spectrum like I did, it's WinTel, Mac or nothing. We learned on a BBC micro (acorn) at school when I was there. The spectrum was my home computer
Edit. Not forgetting Linux but in schools, British schools at least, its a rarity.edit on 30/1/2012 by Grifter81 because: (no reason given)