[quote]Quote from kme on October 28, 2011, 03:39
First you have to realize R-PI is a motherboard only. No case, no keyboard, no mouse, no screen. These you\'ll have to supply yourself somehow.
Next the video output is HDMI or composite (RCA). Composite is not likely to make your generation happy, but any \"HD Ready\" TV will have a HDMI interface (as will most modern monitors), so that should keep you covered.
The software (OS) will be Linux and it is unlikely to run something with eyecandy due to limited memory. Expect something looking like Windows98 if you have seen such. It won\'t be anything looking like Apple. But how much Apple computer do you get for $35? The logo I guess
I dunno, openbox, lxpanel or xfce4-panel, and xcompmgr together get some respectable lightweight looks. Not that it\'s a big deal. Pretty much that entire post.
As for the OS, I\'m personally going to be running ArchLinux Arm on it, which if anyone\'s seen my other posts is probably getting sick of hearing.
It\'s basically a linux distro that includes only what\'s necessary by default, and you build it up from there. This is great, because it does exactly what you need/want it to and nothing more. It\'s not hard to set up if you can follow their wiki. You sound like you have some previous linux experience, so I recommend it. It\'s not \"What does it do?\" it\'s \"What can I do with it?\" (To paraphrase a certain someone.)
And as far as the monitor, I\'m going to be using one of those cheap chinese-made car reverse monitors. Like such:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-3-TFT-LCD-Car ... 842wt_1143
Composite input, but at that resolution it doesn\'t really matter imo. I\'m going to be picking up just any cheap usb mouse and keyboard to use with it.
So yeah, that\'s pretty much all I can think of atm. And I\'m 15 too, awesome.