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by radu
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell order moved out!
Replies: 58
Views: 9162

Re: Farnell order moved out!

I am not surprised at all. This is why I didn't even bother to pre order yet, because by the time it will come (maybe second half of 2012 or even later) there might be better things out there. Not cheaper, but better.
by radu
Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with the new forum (can't start new topics with Opera)
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Problems with the new forum (can't start new topics with Opera)

Same here:

Version 11.60
Build 1185
Platform Win32
System Windows 7

(Windows 7 64b)

Did you try to start a new thread? If so, can you paste an URL in the main body text box?
by radu
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24296

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

So kids in the UK don't have enough money to get a cheapish netbook? I don't live in the UK, but it was my impression that it is a pretty socialist country, where the government gives you everything if you are poor
by radu
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skype & Skype video calling? Will a version of Skype with VC run on the Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 13
Views: 9546

Re: Skype & Skype video calling? Will a version of Skype with VC run on the Raspberry Pi?

You would need all the Android libraries and dependencies and kernel modules that Skype relies on. There might also be some Java stuff required.

So probably not very easy to do, even if you want audio only.
by radu
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with the new forum (can't start new topics with Opera)
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Problems with the new forum (can't start new topics with Opera)

I can't add stuff to the post body from Opera. I can add a title and tags, but no body.


I am posting this by posting an empty thread and then editing it..
by radu
Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24296

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

<t>The thing is, you can install many Linux distros on USB sticks. So you don't make any changes to the 'host' computer, no risk of damaging anything, no installing stuff on their HDDs, no touching the boot loader.<br/> <br/> You can take that stick and use it on a school computer, on a laptop, on a...
by radu
Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24296

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

<t>Look, there are two kinds of people:<br/> <br/> Those who can afford a decent computer, and those who don't.<br/> <br/> Those who can afford a decent computer already have a cellphone which they can use the PSU for the RasPI, they have headphones, they have nice HDMI TVs, keyboards, etc. And they...
by radu
Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24296

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

<t>Jongoleur said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Wifi, PSU, Case, Input devices: Not needed, cheap or you\'ve got one already.<br/> <br/> <br/> Well, of course you don't need them. But I meant, if you buy a RasPI and you actually want to use it, then yes, you will need at the very least a PSU. I have a project i...
by radu
Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24296

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There are always tradeoffs. A tablet make a really bad programming platform, and costs three times as much for a really bad one.<br/> <br/> Swings and roundabouts. If a tablet does what you need at an acceptable price, get a tablet. It is entirely your choice.<br/> ...
by radu
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I2C programming
Replies: 25
Views: 15092

Re: I2C programming

Great, thanks :)
by radu
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24296

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

Not everyone needs GPIO, not everyone has a compatible TV, not everyone has reliable power supply, the RasPi doesn\'t come with wifi, power supply, case, any input devices, and can\'t be used by itself. A tablet can.
by radu
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How come there are so many Raspberry Pi haters?
Replies: 99
Views: 23931

Re: How come there are so many Raspberry Pi haters?

To the OP: Can you show us some of the hate posts, explicitly?
by radu
Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24296

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

<t>I agree with the OP that except for the hardware programming (GPIO) the RasPi doesn\'t have much to offer compared to a cheapish tablet (especially because it has no display).<br/> One point though, it is very hard to port an Android tablet to GNU Linux. I have yet to see such a port that has eve...
by radu
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: ReactOS , not Windows !
Replies: 16
Views: 10684

Re: ReactOS , not Windows !

I am trying to get our game (currently using OpenGL 1.x, but we also have an OpenGL 2 version) ported to ES, and it is not such an easy task. The game is also platform independent, using SDL.
by radu
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: ReactOS , not Windows !
Replies: 16
Views: 10684

Re: ReactOS , not Windows !

Well, if you feel like porting them yourself, that's great. But porting a game from DX to OpenGL/OpenGL ES is not so simple, and many people have better things to do.
by radu
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: ReactOS , not Windows !
Replies: 16
Views: 10684

Re: ReactOS , not Windows !

I can see a reason for it if it has good DX support. There are some open source games that use DX and were not ported for Linux.
by radu
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: Enough?

Most likely not. There will be less than 100 boards in the first batch.
by radu
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 23562

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<t>You will probably need powered hubs, if you want a keyboard, mouse and wifi, so add another 10 bucks or so. As for monitors for 50 bucks, I've never seen any so far. And if you did see any, it probably had a VGA only input, not dvi/hdmi. It will be very hard to find compatible monitors under 80 u...
by radu
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 23562

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<t>Quote from mental2k on December 7, 2011, 23:54<br/> Yes, you're quite correct I could buy a tablet for less than a Ras-Pi, a mouse and a keyboard etc. Then when I want to learn something low level I can root the tablet. Which would void the warranty. Then I brick it, and it's useless to me. There...
by radu
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 23562

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<t>Quote from SlayingDragons on December 7, 2011, 04:02<br/> 2nd part, you could easily pick up an old composite-in TV to use with the raspi. I can't speak for the 3rd world as I've never been there and neither have you, but supplying computers for the 3rd world, quite frankly, isn't the primary goa...
by radu
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 23562

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<t>So you are saying that in countries where Internet access is the exception, not the norm, it is a bad idea to give students Internet access at school?<br/> How many people in 3rd world countries have TVs at home? How many TVs at school? And how many have a constant, reliable supply of electricity...
by radu
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File manager, need someone with an Alpha board
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: File manager, need someone with an Alpha board

Thanks :)
The colors are a little off, the normal files should have been white, not black.. Not sure why this happens. It is reasonably fast on a netbook, and runs very well on a desktop. I guess I'll have to wait until I get my board and fix it.
by radu
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 23562

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

Fortunately, I don't have to chose.
by radu
Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 23562

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<r>Look at this little thing: <URL url="http://goodereader.com/blog/ta.....et-for-99/">http://goodereader.com/blog/ta.....et-for-99/</URL><br/> No idea how much RAM it has (but probably at least 512). The memory can be expanded via MicroSD, it has HDMI, OpenGL ES, wifi, GPS (although it is a bit amb...
by radu
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stellarium Progress
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: Stellarium Progress

The Debian version you were trying to use was built for OpenGL ES, right? What frame rate did you get? Less than 1 FPS?
Did you try to run top or something and see how much of the cpu was being used while running?

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