drp_61 wrote:It seems that people who had bought their pi's within 3-4 month's relase time are less previledged. Since 2011 - 2012 already two more improved versions are out. Whilst old users can not even use the pi due to the same limitations of like only 2 usb's, 26 pin GPIO etc.
Early adopters often suffer for the privilege of being the first to have the thing. 2 USB and only 26 GPIO are not insurmountable problems and the purchase price of upgrading to the latest version isn't going to break the bank either.
drp_61 wrote:Why can't foundation offer new product version to those customers with some free addons or something like that.
Because they spent the money on making the product that you received.
drp_61 wrote:This because since starting people were complaining for less USB ports, SD card issue and lots of other issue like not able to use internet thru' DSL modem username and password. Most importantly without internet you can not even update your OS.
If you pay them enough someone could post you a SD card with the latest version of the OS on it, but no, without internet access you won't be able to update your Pi.
drp_61 wrote:MY Pi is just a showpiece since i bought. Never able to use due to lots of problem. Even Expert forum members are giving solutions, which common man can not implement / understand. Once somebody answers, then total silence, no one else replies.
I'm certain that the forum members will try to help you to resolve your issues, if you find the answer hard to understand then if you ask for clarification I'm sure they would give it. Very few members of the forum (including experts) are paid for their time on the forum, they post because they like to help.
drp_61 wrote:Don't forget that we were the few thousand customers that has paid in advance to RS and waited for a month to get Pi.
And you received the item you paid for, I'm sorry that you haven't enjoyed it.
I got my first Pi only a few months before the B+ came out. I don't have any regrets.
drp_61 wrote:Hope someone positive replies.
You probably won't feel that my reply is positive, sorry.
drp_61 wrote:Where is the charity ?
Physical location? Cambridge
Goal? bringing affordable programming into schools. (not latest hardware into everyone's hands).
Building Management Systems Engineer.