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by bbramble
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Game Over For The Raspberry Pi Already?
Replies: 47
Views: 7594

Re: Game Over For The Raspberry Pi Already?

$100 looks to be way over-optimistic to me as well. No mention of storage either. Could it be the "not in the hundreds and thousands" quote is for the unit without memory, CPU etc.
by bbramble
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 37600

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

Abishur said:

 what the insult for Linux?

The one I always quite liked was Lunix
by bbramble
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 36815

Re: Email from Farnell

And another. Good news.
by bbramble
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Announcing: NFS boot for Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 7
Views: 3506

Re: Announcing: NFS boot for Raspberry Pi.

ledow said:


Ick, NFS is horrendous.


You complain about NFS and then want to use SMB to boot from???
by bbramble
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 15156

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!

<t>Patrick Beckett said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> It seems like this whole launched has been biased to be favorable to those in the UK from the start.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> If this was being organised by a small US charity for the ultimate benefit of US schools would they even be offered to the rest...
by bbramble
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Debian image: Why doesn't Samba mounting work?
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: The Debian image: Why doesn't Samba mounting work?

<t>Joe Schmoe said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> In any case, I always get an error message that smbfs or cifs is not a recognized file type in the kernel.<br/> <br/> <br/> Sounds like you don't have the relevant modules etc. installed. Try:<br/> <br/> sudo apt-get install samba smbclient<br/> <br/> and ...
by bbramble
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video decoding specs?
Replies: 15
Views: 9146

Re: Video decoding specs?

<t>JeremyF said: <br/> <br/> I never quite understood that statement. Is it like a Pentium II running Windows 98 (i.e. perfectly fine) or is it like a Pentium II attempting to run Windows XP? Because while the hypothetical Pentium II might be running the running the same speed in both situations, it...
by bbramble
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Must i build my own kernel or can i use a x86 Kernel?
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Must i build my own kernel or can i use a x86 Kernel?

<t>bilbo_b said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Ahhh ok. But than i have a Problem. i would like to use Zarafa as my Mailserver. The server itself is not the Problem, but i must Use the Zarafa Outlook Connector, which is closed source and only available for x86 and AMD64.<br/> <br/> So i must look for a alternat...
by bbramble
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 4519

Re: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?

<t>smartybones said: <br/> <br/> If I remember right, It was decided that actually making a bramble was not much more than an cut price educational exercises in clustering computers. if you were able to cluster a doezen pi's then you could easy take that knowlage and build yourself a nice rack mount...
by bbramble
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspi streaming Netflix
Replies: 26
Views: 31002

Re: Raspi streaming Netflix

<t>Davespice said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Not being funny but I am of the opinion that the whole compliance mess we’re in is because of people who want the Raspberry Pi for this kind of purpose, or XBMC etc.  People who don’t want the device to learn programming or use it in a creative way – but instead ...
by bbramble
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: ARM Assembly / Operating System
Replies: 48
Views: 16912

Re: ARM Assembly / Operating System

<t>itsapieceofcake said: <br/> <br/> <br/> To make an OS for the RPI  you will need a GUI of some sort and keyboard input (which means using usb as i stated ) the only other option would be to go headless but that would need a full TCP/stack  .<br/> <br/> Making an OS is more than just reading a few...
by bbramble
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 4519

Re: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?

<t>Tronetix said: <br/> <br/> <br/> First thought I had when I saw the Raspberry was 'how many can be stuffed in a small box for clustering?' Anyone else have the same idea?<br/> <br/> When will we be able to purchase them by the dozen?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> The biggest problem I see with this is y...
by bbramble
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi as Video player;software?
Replies: 30
Views: 8956

Re: Pi as Video player;software?

<t>ProDigit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You are saying only some "elite" have the right to use this product?<br/> That"s ridiculous!<br/> <br/> It"s a product made for schoolkids!<br/> Don"t tell me you need to be an expert at certain things to just USE the product!<br/> <br/> <br/> No, I said the initi...
by bbramble
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux kernel in RAM?
Replies: 11
Views: 3007

Re: Linux kernel in RAM?

<t>lewmur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Does anyone know if either the Debian or Fedora implementations for the Pi load the OS into RAM the way that Puppy and Slitaz do?  I know those two run really well on older systems with limited resources.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> No, not in the way Puppy seems to do (...
by bbramble
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARMv7 (Cortex-A8)
Replies: 16
Views: 13638

Re: ARMv7 (Cortex-A8)

<t>archee said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think choosing already outdated chips is generally a bad idea for the future, just like PlayStation 3 failed with the weak GPU.<br/> <br/> It's also a good lesson to children to understand the concept of SIMD on the ARMv7 with NEON.<br/> <br/> <br/> It is a much b...
by bbramble
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi as Video player;software?
Replies: 30
Views: 8956

Re: Pi as Video player;software?

<t>ProDigit said: <br/> <br/> Though the majority of users that will visit this forum are like me, unaware of 'wiki's' and 'search terms', we not all graduated from university, some of us are plain people with simple questions.<br/> With respect, university has nothing to do with it, and if you are ...
by bbramble
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Attaching a RTC
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Re: Attaching a RTC

<t>SN said: <br/> <br/> <br/> is there not a super simple solution where an rtc device is just read at init time - I assume you can get these things as USB connected devices - may be have a cron job that checks every minute or so and adjusts raspi time accordingly<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> The simplest...
by bbramble
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: In breach of board 'rules'
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: In breach of board 'rules'

<t>Skygod said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It's a funny video, but it's the truth about how the WWW developed. It may not be nice, but it is a fact. The 'Internet is for Porn" was true in the early days.<br/> <br/> I was there in 1990 and it was before 'www'. It was all about finding ftp sites and how did yo...
by bbramble
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 54858

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

Just found my delivery date in the spam filters.

30th April
by bbramble
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Initial Boot Requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 4589

Re: Initial Boot Requirements

<t>sdjf said: <br/> <br/> <br/> So, if I could set up a network, then the initial boot could be without an additional display besides what is on the PDA? What would be the minimum amount of additional hardware for that?<br/> <br/> <br/> I haven't played with the Fedora Remix, but in general if you c...
by bbramble
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Feasible or not? study for rhce on a raspberry pi network?
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: Feasible or not? study for rhce on a raspberry pi network?

<t>bluerfoot said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi new linux user here (just installed a variant of fedora called kororaa on my home pc).<br/> <br/> I would like to study for the redhat exam and seeing as redhat is based off fedora I am thinking once raspberry pi is available in the us this might be a viable o...
by bbramble
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware
Replies: 21
Views: 3050

Re: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware

<r>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There is an effect you have to look up. I've tried googling but can't track it down. Basically, back in the 70s a computer was beginning to sell quite well. The MD publicly announced the spec of the computer they were designing to replace it. The spec was so m...
by bbramble
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Forget Cabling......
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: Forget Cabling......

<t>If I understand you correctly, the answer is because it is inflexible.<br/> <br/> If you simply want to connect one device to another, use a correctly wired ethernet cross-over cable.<br/> <br/> If you want to connect multiple systems, then you need multiple ports, and this would increase the spa...
by bbramble
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: C Compiler in Fedora remix
Replies: 16
Views: 3494

Re: C Compiler in Fedora remix

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Although the point of the Raspi is to get programming machines in to the  hands of people who don't have access to them, so cross compiling is out as they don't have the development PC required.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> No need to cross compile in an education environ...
by bbramble
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell offering exclusive development software?
Replies: 29
Views: 5588

Re: Farnell offering exclusive development software?

rew said:

Why would they do that? 

It's called marketing.

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