I really don't like the previous post. Full of concerns that are simply not there. I'd regard it as concern trolling, the act of subtly introducing doubts in to people minds in order to discredit, despite there being little or no evidence that the doubts are valid. So, to the poster, please desist. If you do have specific issue that you think need addresses, post a question. But putting in a bunch of unprovable and probably incorrect 'facts' in to a post is just plain trolling.
There is an implication that there is a ethernet problem. As far as the Foundation knows, there ISN'T one. Some people claim problems, but AFAIK, the Foundation has never been able to replicate ANY ethernet problems whatsoever - and they do have access to a lot of boards. SO, if you have one that seems erratic, it might be worth posting a new thread, and possible getting the board to the Foundation for testing. First of course, make sure the power supply is decent and you have up to date software. and It worth noting that there are 4M Raspbery Pi;'s out there, and the number of complaints about ethernet are infinitesimal in comparison. That sort of statistic usually means the HW design is fine, there is an issue elsewhere. Power is the usual suspect.
SD card corruption. AFAIK, there was a problem with some SS cards which has been fixed. I suspect that the majority of remaining corruption issues are down to bad power down processes. However, there may still be a bug somewhere in the SD card handling, but it is extremely rare and probably card specific.
Incomplete distro? Er, what? Kali Linux? Why? These are not Pi specific problems, so are a strawman argument.
As for your comment on charities, how rude, and so so wrong. The Foundation has a team of 8 software engineers working full time, in NO WAY AT ALL have they stopped working on the device or the accompanying software. This isn't a build and dump exercise like so many of the other SBC's, this is a long term commitment to education. So your statement is false, wrong, bad, and just plain mean.
And to stop this thread degenerating in to name calling and more incorrect statements, it stops here.
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