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by lewmur
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 19960

Re: How slow is it?

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> What is unclear to me is how much of this is down to Qemu and how much is a Fedora Mix issue. I found booting up with Debian really easy by comparison. Has anyone put an average Windows user in front of a Pi and got them to do everything from scratch, includin...
by lewmur
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 19960

Re: How slow is it?

<r>ArborealSeer said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The first non alpha/beta batch person i've seen post about their experiences has posted on the RS developer site designspark under the headline "Raspberry Pi: By a non-expert in Linux" - whats a bit concerning (apart from the fact he can't get past the login s...
by lewmur
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Isn't this all too complicated?
Replies: 230
Views: 39374

Re: Isn't this all too complicated?

<t>Chris Rowland said: <br/> <br/> <br/> My point is that giving people a command prompt and letting them get on with it is throwing them in at the deep end.<br/> <br/> The sort of thing people need is some help about the basic things, in this case the syntax of the "for" keyword.<br/> <br/> What wa...
by lewmur
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Isn't this all too complicated?
Replies: 230
Views: 39374

Re: Isn't this all too complicated?



trying them out on their existing PCs.

The whole point of a $25 R Pi is that not every kid in the world HAS an existing PC.  Duhh!!!

by lewmur
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sheesh!
Replies: 37
Views: 5492

Re: Sheesh!

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> And when we do move to new forum software, we"ll be keeping the feature (it"s not a bug) where you can"t edit a post if somebody has posted after you; it"s there to stop people from throwing a snit and changing the record of what they"ve said in a conversation, which h...
by lewmur
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Isn't this all too complicated?
Replies: 230
Views: 39374

Re: Isn't this all too complicated?

<t>adlambert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It"s very normal for the linux community to be in denial about the inscrutability of linux OS. To suggest that it is not totally user friendly will usually draw anecdotes about how they installed in on this relative or that friends PC and they never looked back e...
by lewmur
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For headless deployment?
Replies: 18
Views: 5390

Re: For headless deployment?

<t>Donal said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I...<br/> <br/> Apparently Ubuntu won't be supported on the Raspberry Pi board, but Debian will, so I would probably go with that.<br/> <br/> <br/> ....<br/> The "regular"  Ubuntu  distro won't be supported because it is x86.  But there is an ARM version of Ubuntu th...
by lewmur
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Windows 8 on a pi?
Replies: 10
Views: 21252

Re: Windows 8 on a pi?

PimpMyPi said: [link removed] This link mistakenly says that Win8 is the only version of Windows that will run on the ARM cpu.  WinCE has an ARM port but, believe me, you have to be really desperate for Windows to run it.  I tried it on a zt-180 tablet the experience was totally underwhelming.  But ...
by lewmur
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: System/OS Slow-down
Replies: 10
Views: 2380

Re: System/OS Slow-down

<t>bredman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> A computer fills up with crud because of user input. Normally this is by wandering the web picking up cookies and random downloads.<br/> <br/> This is less likely on a Linux PC because applications are installed by a central app manager, not by downloading from web...
by lewmur
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: finding a Virtualbox Fedora/ARM image
Replies: 16
Views: 8641

Re: finding a Virtualbox Fedora/ARM image

I stand corrected.  VirtualBox won't run ARM.  But there are other Windows based "simulators" for various ARM versions.  You might want to google Open Virtual Platforms.
by lewmur
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: finding a Virtualbox Fedora/ARM image
Replies: 16
Views: 8641

Re: finding a Virtualbox Fedora/ARM image

That article was assuming you were running a Linux distro to begin with.  From Windows, what you want to do is download a Fedora/ARM iso image and use that to install it in VBox.

Try reading this article.
by lewmur
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What you get
Replies: 20
Views: 4534

Re: What you get

<t>oldhand said: <br/> <br/> <br/> A raspberryPi, 1or 2 7/10 port USB hubs, and a bunch of cheap USB SD card reader/writers ? I'm not sure how many you could write simultaneously.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> It would be difficult to write to multiple USB ports simultaneously but simple to write a script ...
by lewmur
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Battery power
Replies: 68
Views: 22564

Re: Battery power

<t>I'm curious.  What applications are there for the R-Pi in a portable environment?  Even the A model would go through AA batteries at a horrendous rate.  Even high quality alkaline batteries are good for only about 2.4 ah.<br/> <br/> Personally, I'm planning on building a giant screen portable com...
by lewmur
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Battery power
Replies: 68
Views: 22564

Re: Battery power

<t>julianrich said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The power supply proposed for the Rpi has an output set at 5v with a tolerance of + or - .5v. to connect a 6v battery pack you need to lose .5v.<br/> <br/> The simplest method is to use a resistor in the cable to reduce the voltage to 5.5v maximum.<br/> <br/> Oh...
by lewmur
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Battery power
Replies: 68
Views: 22564

Re: Battery power

If you use rechargeable AA batteries, you will be within the .5v tolerance and won't need a resistor.
by lewmur
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sales date?
Replies: 131
Views: 43848

Re: sales date?

I just created an account in the Pi Shop.  Hope this counts in the "first come, first served".
by lewmur
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows CE 6
Replies: 37
Views: 11227

Re: Windows CE 6

<t>LosOjos said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi all,<br/> <br/> this is my first post so apologies if this has already been covered.<br/> <br/> I was just wondering whether Windows CE 6 would run on the Raspberry Pi? I can see no reason why not, but thought I\"d pose the question to those of you with more kno...

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