Benedict White said:
These are killer apps for selling the machine to lots of people to make a profit, but seem to me to have nothing to do with the foundations objectives.
These are just my personal favourites that I think would be a great fit for the raspberry pi and what I plan to use for my own personal use (and as a replacement for my 3 x86 computers).
Fair enough... and I will use one for all sorts of things... not sure I would describe them as killer apps... specifically I was not planning on using one to control an assassination robot
I have just read a topic that almost turned into a flame war regarding commercialism. I don't think that this sort of thing is necessary for the foundation. I have read many of Benedict White's posts, and in general, agree with a lot he has to say. Conversely, mrlinux2u, has a point, “killer apps” (new phraseology to me) could bring in the so called lost generation. I don't care if they throw their R-Pi away in a week, the foundation still has their money.
Ah flame wars... there is a website dedicated to the ultimate flame!
I prefer to sit on the fence with this one, I would like XBMC or equivalent to stream movies for my wife and an IDE, to learn python, 30 years after I learned machine code.
Yes, I would like to see if I can't get IPCop working on one as a 3 watt firewall sounds brilliant to me, but then I would need a few more as well for other things, one of which is for my kids to learn how to program!