Raspberry Pi

Watch out Apple, there’s another fruit in the market. Yesterday, I was ogling Apple’s TV which sells for just $99. That has to be one of the most affordable hardware sold by Apple. Except for the iPod shuffle, which sells for a mere $49. Which brings me to my main topic today, the Raspberry Pi, a full-fledged computer being sold for just $35. Did I hear that right?

The Raspberry Pi is powered by an Arm-based processor. It’s about the size of a credit card. It comes with a HDMI port, 2 USB ports for connecting keyboard and mouse, an audio output, a composite output for old-style TVs and monitors, an Ethernet port for the network, and a SD card slot for loading the operating system. It runs on just 2 watts of power, and it boots in less than 15 seconds.

The best part of it all, it runs on Linux, an open-source operating system. Since it’s open-source, you can do practically anything to it. Currently, there are 3 Linux distro images available for the Raspberry Pi. They are: Debian squeeze, Arch Linux ARM, and Fedora 14 Remix. There are many potential uses for the Raspberry Pi, such as a media center, cafe internet workstations, robotics, to name a few.

Finally, here’s a video of the Raspberry Pi. Yea, I want one or two.

6 thoughts on “Raspberry Pi

  1. I tried to order it, but that was not available at both resellers. Also I tried to contact them but received no response.
    I hope to try Raspberry Pi in the nearest future

  2. That’s what I heard too. I just thought that may be you know some other options. I think many people are ready to pay more (actually with shipping it will cost more than $35) but not to wait such a long time

  3. You can register and tell them you are interested. They will notify you when they have the product on hand. They probably didn’t anticipate the popularity of this product.

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