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by kiaas
Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Windows on R-Pi
Replies: 100
Views: 17146

Re: Windows on R-Pi

Quote from nullstring on December 8, 2011, 19:17 Hrm. As if a 1998 computer couldn\'t run anything useful? There are plenty of applications that people typically emulate with wine that aren\'t very big and would easily run on a 400mhz PII (my computer circa 1998) Word/Excel Foobar2000 mIRC uTorrent...
by kiaas
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping
Replies: 16
Views: 3356

Re: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Nutmeat on December 1, 2011, 03:31<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Why SATA? You don\'t need to carry a drive around. Millions of people have no need for one in their phone.[/quote]<br/> this isn\'t about phones. this is about productivity machines. Productivity machines means ...
by kiaas
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping
Replies: 16
Views: 3356

Re: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping

<t>most of the better SoCs using Cortex A8s and up cost more than the r.pi\'s ARM11 based one, they ship with relatively expensive screens, licensing fees, legal fees (everyone sues everyone.), advertisement costs, and higher profit margins, along with a few little things here and there. 500 hundred...
by kiaas
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 7 Questions on Computer Programming
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: 7 Questions on Computer Programming

<r>Quote from barnaby on November 30, 2011, 18:19<br/> I can't try it because it's in flash for some reason. Unfortunately, I can imagine what it's like <E>;)</E><br/> <br/> Wonderfully 'accessible' as the BBC websites are, I don't like their over reliance on flash. Fine for games, but an unnecessar...
by kiaas
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Kids Excited...
Replies: 56
Views: 10523

Re: Getting Kids Excited...

<r>Quote from liamfraser280 on November 30, 2011, 09:19<br/> Quote from glenn66 on November 29, 2011, 23:48<br/> If the RPi will let them play Angry Birds, they'll get excited by it.<br/> <br/> <br/> Maybe that could be possible! <URL url="http://techchai.com/2011/04/13.....-on-linux/">http://techch...
by kiaas
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More RAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4936

Re: More RAM

Puppy doesn't target, or intend to target ARM, AFAIK, thus it'd be extra effort to port it.
by kiaas
Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More RAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4936

Re: More RAM

<t>Debian'll probably handle better on 256MB of RAM compared to say, ubuntu, it does pretty good on 256 on my 400mhz UltraSPARC IIi, afterall. (Note, I have an Efika MX, with 512MB of RAM and a 800mhz Cortex-A8, running ubuntu 10.10, and it's so much slower than that SPARC machine)<br/> I'd love it ...
by kiaas
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Minecraft server
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

Re: Minecraft server

<t>I have a faster ARM based machine with twice the memory, I can test that right now. told the JVM to reserve 256MB of RAM, and.... I can't connect my client to it. Notch claimed he uses features not present in OpenJVM, which is about all you can easily get for ARM, so that might be the problem, to...
by kiaas
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ready Boost in linux ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: Ready Boost in linux ?

flash is slow to write, and USB isn't very fast, so the result of using a thumbdrive as a cache isn't much, if any, improvement. Now if we ever get thunderbolt on little devices like this, and mram based thumbdrives... well then, that'd be superfast... but it isn't happening anytime soon, heh.
by kiaas
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Video Encoding...
Replies: 26
Views: 6901

Re: Raspberry Pi Video Encoding...

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from nichobb on November 27, 2011, 11:43<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Hi,<br/> I\'m reading the first response from Liz as saying the first r-pi model won\'t be able to convert files (eg from mkv to avi not talking about watching at same time), even with existing software just us...
by kiaas
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Vote For Red Circuit Boards
Replies: 49
Views: 7348

Re: Vote For Red Circuit Boards

<t>Quote from __Miguel_ on October 6, 2011, 11:39<br/> While I do agree with your guys about those "über-special" cables, in that they're more marketing hype than anything else, it should be noted that, especially when talking about HDMI and the likes, while digital is digital, a very long (as in ve...
by kiaas
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: X drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 1692

Re: X drivers

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from hvc123 on November 25, 2011, 12:08<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Hi what a fantastic project and i cant wait till i can buy a few<br/> i have skulked in the corners for a while reading the site and forums but i cant find whether the X driver is sorted yet or is it still in so...
by kiaas
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you find out about Rasperry Pi?
Replies: 23
Views: 4844

Re: How did you find out about Rasperry Pi?

Someone on the 7chan IRC told me about it when I was mentioning my collection of computers based on different ISAs, such as x86, SPARC, and PPC. I already own an Efika MX, with a faster CPU, but... 35 dollars for an ARM machine? can\'t pass that up.
by kiaas
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi in the Sky - Cloud management?
Replies: 20
Views: 4885

Re: Pi in the Sky - Cloud management?

<t>Quote from ErvKosch on November 25, 2011, 14:26<br/> Didn't the latest Ubuntu versions drop all support for the Pi's processor?<br/> yes, but Ubuntu One is not ubuntu. Ubuntu One is a partially-opensource backup solution similar to dropbox, that has a few other services available under the name. ...
by kiaas
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cotton Candy prototype
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Cotton Candy prototype

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Wooloomooloo on November 25, 2011, 13:46<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Actually, there is nothing new under the sun. The whole \"computer/linux-on-a-stick\" concept is old as dirt, up to and including the \"sneak back upstream over the USB and seize the host\'s peripherals\" ...
by kiaas
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting Ready
Replies: 13
Views: 2585

Re: Getting Ready

a faster SDHC Card, both of my 8GB cards can only do 2MB/s writes :(
by kiaas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any plans to support WindowsCE?
Replies: 32
Views: 6056

Re: Any plans to support WindowsCE?

Someone mentioned ReactOS. Yes, ROS has an ARM port, and they still work on it. (using advancements in it to advance the x86 side, too) Myself, I'd just like a good debianoid linux...
by kiaas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cotton Candy prototype
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Cotton Candy prototype

<t>Computer-on-a-usb-device isn\'t that new of a concept, though I think most used MIPS or PowerPC(such as the blackdog from \'05) and weren\'t targeted at media playback. Such as the blackdog was about security. They didn\'t quite have USB-stick form factors, but somehow I imagine that formfactor f...

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