Quote from RobinJ on August 26, 2011, 11:00
... All you guys care about is having a super fast computer for the least possible price, don't you? -.-
The Raspberry Pi is meant for people who want to use it to learn how to program. Not to play games and stuff
And for programming, 256MB of RAM is plenty if you use a decent programming language
Not trying to be mean or something, but that's how it is, deal with it.
256 Mb is enough if you are using a plain text editor, and command line. What about IDE-s, GUI-s, etc? You can't put someone before a computer and thell them to use vi.
And I suppose we don't want more ram if it makes the pi more expensive. But why we shouldn't get more, if it doesn't make too much difference.
The pi is for learning, sure, but look around, people here found other things to use it. I'm pretty sure I'll buy at least 4-5, so I can have a multimedia server at work, one file server at home, one work computer for my parents, and so on.