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What is the Raspberry PI >??

02 Mar
The introduction of the £22 Raspberry Pi computer has caused such excitement that the firm has been forced to shut down its full website in favour of a more basic version to ration bandwidth. ( the telegraph uk )
 

So now u wonder what in hell is a Raspberry PI ?

Today,March 2012, the technology world’s eyes are on the release of theConsumer Preview of Windows 8 or on thelatest iPad 3 rumors. We don’t know exactly how these products will turn out but we can be sure of one thing: They’ll cost a pretty penny. On the same day, the non-profitRaspberry Pi Foundation released a bare-boned, Linux-powered computer that costs between $25 and $35.

When I say “bare-boned,” I mean just that. The Raspberry Pi, is a credit card sized board with a Broadcom 700Mhz BCM2835 System-On Chip running a lightweight Remix of Fedora Linux for ARM. It doesn’t come with a keyboard, mouse or monitor. Heck, it doesn’t even come with a hard drive or a case. It’s a single board computer without even a case for the bare board.

So what does it come with? The $35 model, which is the one’s that’s now available, includes the following:

  • Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS processor with FPU and Videocore 4 GPU
  • GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p3D
  • H.264 high-profile decode GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
  • 256MB RAM
  • Boots from SD card, running Raspberry Pi Fedora Linux Remix
  • 10/100-BaseT Ethernet port
  • HDMI port
  • USB 2.0 port
  • RCA video port
  • SD card slot
  • Powered from microUSB port.

What does this mean for us?

Well for starters i get a DIRT CHEAP CPU which runs on LINUX FEDORA. So the operating system is free and updated once every 6 months. Sounds better and cheaper than Windows OS anytime.

Next watch this video to see what it does in its basic form :

This video explains how to use the Raspberry Pi.

Isn’t it amazing, I mean who would have thought that small credit card sized circuit board would run an entire computer? I’m sure many of us thought Computers meant huge CPU filled with space-age technology, undecipherable by mere human,

Raspberry Pi has dispelled that thought, now you can roam with your own computer anytime anywhere, And if like me you have installed UBUNTU to run from a stand alone HARD DRIVE all you need is a TV and you have a working computer.

Here are some links you will want to visit if you wanna lay your hands on one of these BEAUTIES … ( am I drooling or is it leaking water from the ceiling)

Main webpage 

Buy yourself a Raspberry pi

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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Entertainment, News, Technology

 

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One response to “What is the Raspberry PI >??

  1. empireism

    March 2, 2012 at 05:31

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