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Hello, forum!

I am happy to let you know that I am a student of Seneca College in the York campus, where the open-source projects of the Raspberry Pi take place!

I have conversed to Jordan Cwang, Software Researcher of the ARM project, and have managed to seize an opportunity to ask questions to him personally. Any input of your interest will be gladly passed onto him as well, to see if he is allowed to answer them.

Please, Techpowerup!, be sure to ask some questions to this thread as they will be passed on to him! Spill the fruit basket!
 

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Where can I buy one?:)
 

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Jordan said as I have asked that question beforehand that the product will be available by online order next week, as they wanted to do some finishing touches since the product is about to go beta. I wanted to take a pic of some of the farms they had but they restricted me from seeing them and pointed at a locked door...

 

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Yes, and at that site you can click the "shop" link and it will take you to www.raspberrypi.com. ;)
O the moved to a .com for the shop ... nm ... didn't used to be like that
just wanted to make sure so many people attempting to scam this startup ...
 
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nice sign, any recommended OS for it? i've seen some early stuff of fedora and xbmc...what have you tried on it? thin client software for it?

does the power brick come with it?
 
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So far, they have manged to optimize it well enough under a heavily-modded Fedora OS, as well as Debian. It comes with basic apps just like anyother Linux OS. It will come with a power brick.

On the day of release next week, they will open test beds for the school, so I will try it out when I have the opporotunity to do so.
 

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It will come with a power brick.
Nicenicenice excellent. Is that for all buyers or just withing the UK? And does that makes it more expensive?
 
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They make it in China because that's where the parts are manufactured, tax makes it expensive to import parts to the UK to manufacture here; its more cost effective to make it in China where the parts are and ship it to the UK as a completed unit.

Yeah they are now recommending Fedora remix rather than Debian.

As far as im aware its first come first serve, postage to anywhere in the world obviously with higher postage costs. Depends on the total weight of the package.
Id love one as a hobby computer but i hear it being talked about a lot so demand must be high, meaning little chance of getting a first batch for me :(
 
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bump!
 

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Will be covered on my local news today. ;)
 

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what will it ship with? exactly?
 
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the 256 ram seems like the only downside to it.. but this plus a cloud based storage = profit.
 

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the 256 ram seems like the only downside to it.. but this plus a cloud based storage = profit.
From what I was reading, it plays 1080p with no problems...
 
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From what I understand you get the unit and a power brick.
What will I get when I buy one?

A Raspberry Pi. Leads, a power supply or SD cards are not included but can be purchased at the same time from the store. You will be able to buy preloaded SD cards too. The first batch (February 2012) will not have a case.I think its 6am UK time.
I think i read somewhere it does come with a power cable but im most likely to use my own hookups and SD card.

From what I was reading, it plays 1080p with no problems...
Yeah the built in GPU can do hardware media decoding, they have XBMC working on it. The ARM SoC they are using isnt really for multitasking anyway, it was designed for eduction purposes. For comparison mobile phones come with 512mb to 1gb of ram tho.
 

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If there is a android port (which more than likely there will be) then I will pickup a Model B
 
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Be reminded, however, that the ARM processor is only a v6, that of an iPhone 3G, so prioritization of using such applications is necessary to maintain productivity.
 
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I'm definitely in for one ASAP, gonna set it up for my networked movie collection. Only drawback is I'm betting it's not supporting Silverlight heheh so no Netflix :(. Oh well, I've got tons on the server drives, so it'll make a nice audio/video player :)
 
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Can't wait to get one of these babies. :D
 

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Can't get one as the element14 site is just not loading when you go to preorder. Farnell must be out of pre orders as it just says register your interest, doesn't actually let you pay for one.
Apparently people just kept trying at random times later and eventually got through.

 
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There's a link to order one from the Element 14 site (which is where you go from the Farnell link), but it's in, I believe, Thai, and the RS Components site... dunno what's going on there. So much for "International distributers" Both Premier Farnell and RS Components have worldwide distribution networks, so wherever you are in the world, you will be able to buy from a local distributor. bah, humbug... will keep trying. It's not like it's life or death. I can wait.

And don't really much like this from Farnell
By providing your contact details you are agreeing for your details to be used for marketing purposes by companies within the Premier Farnell Group.
 
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ooohh.. this would make a brilliant media player to hook up to my TV and watch movies over the network. Would there be any way to make it wi-fi capable?