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Old 26.10.2012, 12:32
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Leds now indicating normal function (don't have a monitor with HDMI input here), ordered new SD card and keyboard/mouse, have to wait for those. Planning to try and use it to replace my big desktop server at home (less power/noise).

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Old 26.10.2012, 12:41
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Leds now indicating normal function (don't have a monitor with HDMI input here), ordered new SD card and keyboard/mouse, have to wait for those. Planning to try and use it to replace my big desktop server at home (less power/noise).

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Don't be under any illusion that the pi is a desktop replacement, unless your desktop is 10 years old....even with 512MB and overclocking to 900 it is a slow old thing...however I got XBMC up and running on top of standard Raspbian wheeze yesterday and that thing looks slick - however, it stutters on music and video playback if you start trying to do anything else at the same time
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How so?

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http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/...entre-tutorial
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Old 26.10.2012, 15:23
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Don't be under any illusion that the pi is a desktop replacement, unless your desktop is 10 years old....even with 512MB and overclocking to 900 it is a slow old thing...however I got XBMC up and running on top of standard Raspbian wheeze yesterday and that thing looks slick - however, it stutters on music and video playback if you start trying to do anything else at the same time
The one under my desk at work is a 800 MHz P3 with 521MB , and that works fine for what it does, the one at home is more modern but doesn't need to do much more than the one under my desk (stream audio and provide file sharing, if I need more I can always turn on the other one).

Or so I hope.

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Old 26.10.2012, 15:37
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Thanks!

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Try www.digitec.ch .
These (Raspberry Pi Typ B, Broadcom BCM2835, 512MB) appear to be in stock at SFR 59.--
Not anymore

Maybe they will arrive for Christmas. They are currently the best low price front-end for XBMC.
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Old 15.11.2012, 16:05
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Ordered a second one from raspberrypi.rsdelivers.com nine days ago, plus some cases.

I'll let you know when that arrives.

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Not anymore

Maybe they will arrive for Christmas. They are currently the best low price front-end for XBMC.
Never mind, I got one from Ricardo (B with 512Megs)
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Old 18.12.2012, 17:44
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Second one arrived today, complete with two cases, so not quite five weeks.

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Old 29.12.2012, 19:11
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Haven't actually bought one yet, but I'm keeping a geeky eye on it. This looks like a good list:

http://pingbin.com/2012/12/30-cool-i...y-pi-project/#

I particularly liked the interface to all the Arduino shields (interface cards), which opens up lots of cheap interfacing projects.
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Old 09.01.2013, 12:15
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Ordered another today, looks like a 1 week lead time.

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Old 09.01.2013, 12:16
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Ordered another today, looks like a 1 week lead time.

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From Farnell again?
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Old 09.01.2013, 12:19
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

No, this and the last from http://raspberrypi.rsdelivers.com/default.aspx?cl=1

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Old 09.01.2013, 12:21
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Sorry - I knew it was one of the two.
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

I am not suggesting buying from these guys below (even for the must-have-latest-model boys), however, if you need an interface to a disk drive and a reasonable amount of memory then there are alternatives. Following that path will soon take you to the proper micro-atx systems. :-) So often the developer of an excellent idea gets taken over by other countries who can produce them cheaper or others who see a nich market. IBM and Microsoft are still going though.

There is a clone called the "cubieboard" which has a SATA port for disk access and VGA pinouts on it plus it is slightly faster with more RAM. The cubieboard is opensource designed and community funded. They have recently received their funding so will be available soon, however, it is more expensive. There are other clones too of course.

You can get Puppy linux for the Rasberry Pi.
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Ordered on the 9th, arrived this morning!

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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Digitec is sold out until further notice, so Amazon.de seems like best option right now as UK vendors don't ship to Switzerland.

Worth noting, a nice post in English about the Raspberry Pi:
http://www.biskotti.ch/raspberry-pi/

And CERN has been quietly running events in English/Friends aimed at both kids and adults: http://home.web.cern.ch/cern-people/...cern-call-help
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Digitec is sold out until further notice, so Amazon.de seems like best option right now as UK vendors don't ship to Switzerland.

Worth noting, a nice post in English about the Raspberry Pi:
http://www.biskotti.ch/raspberry-pi/

And CERN has been quietly running events in English/Friends aimed at both kids and adults: http://home.web.cern.ch/cern-people/...cern-call-help
re. CERN event: Great news. I wish I'd known BEFORE the event, so I could take part.
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Old 04.02.2013, 09:28
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Digitec is sold out until further notice, so Amazon.de seems like best option right now as UK vendors don't ship to Switzerland.
Of course UK venders ship to the UK, where do you think I've been getting mine (4, all acquired from the UK within the past six months)?

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