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by una.szplodrmann
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 24443

Re: How slow is it?

<t>DaQatz said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Completely discounting the GPU. For day to day usage it will feel a lot using a 700mhz x86 cpu. How ever think more along the lines of VIA C7 at 700mhz, not AMD or INTEL. Chances are you will be a lot more slowed down but hitting the top of your ram, and being slowed...
by una.szplodrmann
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smart Phone touch Screen for HCI with the Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 2927

Re: Smart Phone touch Screen for HCI with the Raspberry Pi?

<t>SN said: <br/> <br/> <br/> An Android X Client would be useful - either connecting over a PAN over Bluetooth or over wireless<br/> <br/> <br/> What would you want a full blown X client for? I'm guessing it'd be useful for times when you don't have another display device to hand, but I'd be inclin...
by una.szplodrmann
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 14403

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> My reply was that it is not aimed at the general population. It is aimed at around 5% of the general population who will decide to learn to program. And that was enough back in the 80"s to produce the young programmers of which you speak.<br/> Thanks for the clarification...
by una.szplodrmann
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smart Phone touch Screen for HCI with the Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 2927

Re: Smart Phone touch Screen for HCI with the Raspberry Pi?

<t>There are already a number of keyboard and mouse emulation apps for smartphones that could be used. Some can communicate via bluetooth too.<br/> <br/> I use the premotedroid client on my phone to control my media pc. The great thing about premotedroid is that someone has written a simple piece of...
by una.szplodrmann
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 14403

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Many more than 5% of kids had computers in the 1980's. Maybe 20%, maybe even 40%.<br/> <br/> But only 5% programmed.<br/> <br/> The others were used exclusively to play games. Now they've got an XBox for that.<br/> <br/> <br/> Are we on the same page here? If I unde...
by una.szplodrmann
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux before the Pi arrives
Replies: 16
Views: 5095

Re: Linux before the Pi arrives

<r>Aye, Lubuntu (an Ubuntu deriviative that includes LXDE) would be the way to go, as the desktop environment is the same as that shipped with an SD for the Pi.<br/> <br/> GNOME on the Pi is not a problem. If you don't do a full GNOME 3 install with GNOME-Shell and the kitchen sync, you might be sur...
by una.szplodrmann
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 14403

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> Even back in the 1980's only maybe 5% of kids programmed their own computers.<br/> Yes, but those computers cost a hell of a lot more than a couple of weeks of paper-round money. The Raspberry Pi enters at a signficantly less exclusive price point.<br/> <br/> It is named ...
by una.szplodrmann
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 14403

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>prodata said: <br/> <br/> <br/> una.szplodrmann said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Why did the industry fail? Failed to do what? Failed to pursue a less profitable business model?<br/> <br/> <br/> Sorry, but I don"t really buy the business model or margin argument. Sure, every business aspires to a product ...
by una.szplodrmann
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 14403

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>Why did the industry fail? Failed to do what? Failed to pursue a less profitable business model? <br/> <br/> The consumer IT industry presently thrives off the cultivation of the technically illiterate user who suffers from a lack of attention span and an excess of disposable cash. Its all about ...
by una.szplodrmann
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux before the Pi arrives
Replies: 16
Views: 5095

Re: Linux before the Pi arrives

<t>For those considering dipping their toes into the world of GNU/Linux ahead of receiving a Raspberry Pi, it is logical to choose one of Debian, Fedora or Arch. Each of these distribution has its own in-house software packaging and delivery system. Deriviative distributions generally inherit the pa...
by una.szplodrmann
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 110160

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>pezholio said: <br/> <br/> <br/> After doing a bit of research around this topic, I've noticed that XBMC has various plugins for on-demand services like BBC iPlayer. Am I right in thinking that these wont work on the Raspberry Pi due to Adobe's non-support of ARM processors for Flash, or is there...
by una.szplodrmann
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell
Replies: 65
Views: 19212

Re: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell

<t>spurious said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @budgieboy<br/> <br/> I am not concerned that it costs £24.55, just mindful that the foundation needs to be getting most of the profit not the distributor. It could have been £50 as long as that money went in the right direction.<br/> <br/> <br/> Whilst I respect ...

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