Quote from jwatte on August 14, 2011, 02:31
Why? How would that not help the goal of fostering a community of newbies learning how to make computers do their bidding?
I'll go so far as to say that the fragmented, haphazard, fragile, ill defined morass of incompatibility that is Linux today discourages neophytes rather than encourages them. And I am a die-hard fan using Linux to make a living since 1995!
I see no reason why someone could not create a app that simple emulates, for example, a BBC micro on boot of the Raspi - no Linux environment to worry about past the boot process. Not a huge amount of effort. I think Eben want BBC basic on the device anyway!!
I use the BBC micro as an example for obvious reasons, but you could provide any environment you want. However, I doubt that Raspi as a company could produce something appropriate in a sensible timescale. The community could though....hint hint.
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