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by adric22
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 145227

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>Quote from DavidS on December 15, 2011, 07:07<br/> I ask you to think back to when you were a young kid working in BASIC, how easy whas it to cross over into assembly, pretty easy as I remember it (even though the CPU I had to work with at the time was not nearly as nice as the ARM). Most kids th...
by adric22
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 145227

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>IN my opinion it isn't so much the programming language that is the hindrance to new learners as it is the programming environment. I used to program in BASIC, Assembler, Pascal, and C back in the 1980's and 1990's. So I'm pretty familiar with programming. The problem for me is when you sit me in...
by adric22
Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VGA
Replies: 126
Views: 25862

Re: VGA

Quote from jamesh on December 8, 2011, 09:03
Why? You still have a Linux PC for $75.
That $40 could be better spent on a monitor that can accept HDMI or DVI. I mean, you can pick up used LCD monitors for that amount of money these days.
by adric22
Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Windows on R-Pi
Replies: 100
Views: 16195

Re: Windows on R-Pi

If the R-Pi had more RAM, it might be possible to emulate X86 Windows and get Windows XP running (albeit pretty slowly)
by adric22
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simple OS from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 6982

Re: Simple OS from scratch

<t>The best bet would be to take an absolute minimal linux kernel compiled with all of the drivers that the Raspberry Pi uses, leaving everything else out. Leave out a lot of the legacy unix stuff. Then build a new GUI that is not based on X in any way. Sort of like MacOS X, BeOS, AtheOS, etc. (yes,...
by adric22
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simple OS from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 6982

Re: Simple OS from scratch

<t>With a proprietary operating system written in assembler, the Raspberry Pi would be ridiculously fast. I'm willing to bet somebody could write a very minimal text-based operating system in under 8K. You could probably do something with a minimal GUI for around 32K or 64K.<br/> <br/> The problem i...
by adric22
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Some kind of BASIC?
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Some kind of BASIC?

<t>I was thinking since it has a composite video output, this would be a great unit for emulating APPLE II and Commodore 64 machines.. But then I got to thinking what would be even better is if somebody designed an environment where it would boot to some kind of BASIC that was native to the Raspberr...
by adric22
Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB Monitor?
Replies: 6
Views: 2853

Re: USB Monitor?

<t>Quote from shusain93 on November 6, 2011, 15:52<br/> I was wondering if I could use one of those $100 USB screens on the R-PI?!<br/> <br/> I had been wondering the same thing. I'm sure it is just a matter of writing a driver, unless those things use some kind of universal driver. They also make U...
by adric22
Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to use a system with 256/128MB memory?
Replies: 22
Views: 4660

Re: How to use a system with 256/128MB memory?

<r>Quote from fdufnews on November 6, 2011, 08:36<br/> Distros like DSL or Puppy Linux use <S><s>[s]</s>far<e>[/s]</e></S> less memory than this.<br/> <URL url="http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/">http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/</URL><br/> <URL url="http://puppylinux.org/main/Ove.....tarted.htm">http://p...
by adric22
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 206883

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

I'd like to try using one as my main computer. Add a nice USB Hub, keyboard and mouse, internet connection via ethernet, and there you have it. It would be an interesting challenge.

I'd also like to try putting one inside of a Commodore 64.

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