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by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?
Replies: 79
Views: 17157

Re: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?

I'm not sure Netbooks have been a fiasco. They did sell lots, and still do. I got one and gifted 2 or 3, in all cases a full laptop's price and heft wasn't justified, but a $250 throwaway could pass. Great machines to carry around if you're not sure you won't need Office, and a few hours of movies/c...
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Buying a laptop for Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 3846

Re: Buying a laptop for Linux

you got me inbetween edits, more info in my post above.
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Buying a laptop for Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 3846

Re: Buying a laptop for Linux

Isn't AMD support good enough these days ? I got Ubuntu (10.10 or 11.04, early Unity, was very klunky, dropped it because of that) to dual screen on an E350 nettop w/o too much hassle, and everything else seemed to be working too (ethernet, wifi, usb, sound). I think Brazos netbooks are rather compe...
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: very new user to linux
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: very new user to linux

I think at that early stage, we're not running X, we're walking it ^^
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Puppy for RP, Alpha2
Replies: 38
Views: 46927

Re: Puppy for RP, Alpha2

I'm in awe. Thanks a lot for helping regular users get something that Just Works. I'd say it's magic but that's already taken :-p
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Who needs GPU RAM? - Complete Pi server
Replies: 8
Views: 5923

Re: Who needs GPU RAM? - Complete Pi server

Depends on further than what. Minimum RAM for the GPU is 32 MB, controlled with different start.elf I think.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=5821
http://sirlagz.net/?p=445
by obarthelemy
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?
Replies: 79
Views: 17157

Re: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?

Here's an interesting article on the recently-announced MS Surface: http://www.tgdaily.com/mobility-features/64400-report-vendors-ditch-windows-arm-devices-over-surface A new report claims that PC vendors - including Hewlett Packard (HP) - are up in arms over Microsoft's recent decision to enter th...
by obarthelemy
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi as NAS/torrent-box?
Replies: 1
Views: 3062

Re: Pi as NAS/torrent-box?

There are already several topics about that. Closing this thread, but the answer is basically yes, it can be done. Search for Torrent.
by obarthelemy
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Buying a laptop for Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 3846

Re: Buying a laptop for Linux

You're question is a bit vague as you don't state a price, size, or use. I've tried googling general info 'coz I'm interested too, but as always, the results are spotty and outdated to the point of being useless. The issue is drivers for the GPU and other peripherals (touchpad, wifi,...), and handli...
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?
Replies: 79
Views: 17157

Re: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?

I like the French saying "La critique est aisée, mais l'art est difficile" (criticizing others' work is easy, doing/making something is hard)
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Using RPi for a commercial product
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Re: Using RPi for a commercial product

It depends on your timescale. The current limited availability should be transient and over by around september, with both the initial demand somewhat sated and production ramped-up. That's not 100% certain though, and depends on a number of internal and external factor (ie production issues, sourci...
by obarthelemy
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?
Replies: 79
Views: 17157

Re: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?

I have a real hard time taking seriously anyone who uses Microsloth or M$ instead of MS, and other childish taunts. You do realize Apple is more locked-down and proprietary than MS ? Plus reading in the details, your points are mainly bogus, ie contending the number of buttons on a mouse is a core e...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Case
Replies: 16
Views: 7967

Re: Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Case

The guy above is probably the seller himself.
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 149085

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

So I registered on 23/04 which means I should have been able to order yesterday. Absolutely nothing so far. I feel sorry for RPF, because their manufacturing partners have let them down massively. Duplicate shipments, first come first served failing, 5 month lead times. What a way to destroy all th...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Samsung charger
Replies: 8
Views: 7804

Re: Samsung charger

I think Samsung make more than one charger ^^
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: .....users (re:where to start learning C, C++)
Replies: 37
Views: 3566

Re: .....users (re:where to start learning C, C++)

"although, 1 big question....whats FOSS? lol"

google: what is FOSS ? The first page is mostly relevant... You really need to start trying to help yourself, before raging that people don't help you enough.

also, the first link when googling "C for beginners" looks OK to me.
by obarthelemy
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UPnP Media Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 2242

Re: UPnP Media Receiver

xbmc is being ported to the pi, early versions are available now.
by obarthelemy
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: Arrgh
Replies: 10
Views: 3303

Re: Arrgh

Bcp de blocs d'alim sont des merdouilles qui ne respectent meme pas leurs propres specs. A vue de nez les trucs de marque "un peu justes" marchent bien mieux que les trucs no-name soit disant 2-3 fois plus puissants.
by obarthelemy
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why n*x
Replies: 90
Views: 15136

Re: Why n*x

jamesh wrote:Up front cast iron specs don't work. Look at any government project for evidence of that
Or is it "Large government projects" don't work ? ^^
by obarthelemy
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: why doe's it not work! help me please
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

Re: why doe's it not work! help me please

try looking at the answers and links in that thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... on#p103353

closing thread to avoid dupe.
by obarthelemy
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Interfacing with windows network
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Interfacing with windows network

You can share directories on the Pi with a Windows, and/or on the Windows PC with the Pi. Sharing from Pi to Windows involves samba Sharing from Windows to Pi involves the mount command and ntfs-3g (or the fstab file to mount at boot). And of course sharing the directory in Windows. There have been ...
by obarthelemy
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to use ssh through ethernet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: How to use ssh through ethernet?

The power port does just that: supply power to the Pi. If you want your Pi to be on your LAN, you need to connect its ethernet port to your router with a cable, or to add a Wifi dongle (choose one that's been OKed)
by obarthelemy
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Minecraft Bukkit Server
Replies: 1
Views: 2332

Re: Minecraft Bukkit Server

Hardware-wise, the Pi is always on by design. The software (USB drivers esp.) is still a bit unstable right now, but getting better fast. You can setup a swap (paging) file on external media. That might not be enough though, because the Pi has precious little RAM, and paging has to go through a sing...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Need help with an Android (4.0.3) widget
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

Need help with an Android (4.0.3) widget

Hi. I got an Android tablet for my elderly parents, but they'll struggle with the UI (too small and fiddly). I've looked everywhere for LARGE and evocative launch widgets or launchers, no luck. Either they aren't big enough, or they're just a generic icon, not a preview of the actual content (my sis...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: miniDLNA for RPi Debian Squeeze
Replies: 9
Views: 15432

Re: miniDLNA for RPi Debian Squeeze

xbmc is a dlna player being ported to the Pi

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