Quote from Michael on August 1, 2011, 21:14
Bearing in mind that the BeagleBoard is 3 years old this week and they have been shipping 100-200 boards per week for most of their existence. It would be interesting to see the numbers split between those purchasing BeagleBoard for education and those purchasing for hobbist work. But at 1/6 the price and even without bulk orders by school districts I think Raspberry Pi will likely outsell BeagleBoard.
Easily. I don't think there's as many as you'd think for education. Most of the owners seem to be hobby people- or someone getting it to have a testbed machine for some other similar target system (waves hand...). Having said that, they have fun trying to fill those orders- and we won't get into the PandaBoards...
I really don't know how many I would order - maybe 6 Model-B initially so I can give one to a few to colleagues, and IT and Teaching friends (most of whom are totally at home hacking embedded Linix) and keep a couple to play with myself. Once the product has matured a bit, I would probably order a few more to give to teacher friends that perhaps wouldn't be quite so at home compiling the Linux kernel from source and the like.
Heh... That won't take long. All it's going to take is placing the current info and a board in the hands of someone familiar with OpenEmbedded and a couple of weeks.