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by TrevorB
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 72845

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>Michael said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The trustees took a different approach with R.Pi – by going to the bottom of the curve, they can offer a teaching platform with similar performance to the average PC from ten years ago, but on modern architecture and at 1/33 of the cost – perfectly adequate for tea...
by TrevorB
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 33019

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

That's really interesting - thank you for the link.
by TrevorB
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 33019

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>Quote from Sylvain on December 4, 2011, 15:24<br/> OK, BUT the problem is that, depending on your real hardware(*), there are many chances that its theorical cumputing power is already comparable or higher than the one of a Raspi (except for specific things like decoding videos, 3D and so on ...)...
by TrevorB
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 33019

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>Quote from Sylvain on December 4, 2011, 10:11<br/> What I can conclude from those tests is that average "recent" computers (intel/amd dual core, IGP or simple graphic card, only one HDD ...) rarelly even reach 100 W at full load and half of that at idle.<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm not sure what you're ...
by TrevorB
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 33019

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>Hi All,<br/> <br/> Thought the HDMI socket on the RPi was miniHDMI and I couldn't find a miniHDMI to DVI-D cable<br/> <br/> I don't know what VDI is - could someone help me there?<br/> <br/> I've been investigating open source in UK schools and haven't found a single school currently using it on ...
by TrevorB
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 33019

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<r>I totally get the idea about invigorating the teaching of proper computing in schools and I am right behind that, but as a UK school leader, I have an even more pressing problem.<br/> <br/> I have three IT rooms in a secondary school with 90 computers running MS Windows/Office which are all so sl...

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