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by IntnsRed
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Pi's Chinese rival has arrived
Replies: 78
Views: 21828

Re: The Pi's Chinese rival has arrived

In one of the MakerFaire videos Eben said he wants to keep the RaspberryPi a "consistent platform" for quite a while, i.e. no RAM-upgrades etc., so that maximum compatibility with both old and new models is ensured. Yes, that makes sense; it has to have some stability to generate some amount of mas...
by IntnsRed
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Pi's Chinese rival has arrived
Replies: 78
Views: 21828

Re: The Pi's Chinese rival has arrived

If there's one thing we know about technology, it is that it will change. One of the interesting aspects to RPi and the entire micro-micro SBC segment will be in keeping things up to date and how the RPi evolves. This makes me wonder what the RPi's priorities, core fundamental concepts, and, if you'...
by IntnsRed
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Software stack for educators
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Re: Software stack for educators

* What's lacking, or missing? (Is there software available for e.g. music education?) The main Raspberry Pi Linux distro seems to be Debian-based. That means that all of Debian's repository of software (tens of thousands of packages; and remember, Ubuntu is also based on Debian) is potentially avai...
by IntnsRed
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Media Server Madness
Replies: 8
Views: 5692

Re: Media Server Madness

I'm awaiting my Pi, but am lurking to pick up tid-bits as others walk along the bleeding edge. ;) I think the key to any media server is going to be the video player, or more specifically, the available video codecs. My current strategy is to just use an NFS mount to access the files, and then whate...

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