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by ahmedfarazch
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC
Replies: 36
Views: 10949

Re: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC

<t>So, what you guys are saying is:<br/> <br/> 1. The problem is that: "young people need to be given the opportunity to learn<br/> ICT skills in an interesting, challenging and relevant way"<br/> <br/> 2. The solution being offered is to introduce a 'new' device that essentially is a more compact a...
by ahmedfarazch
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC
Replies: 36
Views: 10949

Re: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC

<t>If you kindly go through the FAQs (which you are often reminded to do so), you shall be able to realize that:<br/> <br/> - its a charitable organization, charity as I understand is to serve the needy<br/> <br/> - they also plan to launch buy one give one free program ... I think we heard it befor...
by ahmedfarazch
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC
Replies: 36
Views: 10949

Re: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC

<t>I think that the first priority as explained in the mandatory read-this-first is getting this type of device into the hands of needy children (though I have the right to my opinion that this is a total waste of time and effort as it further adds to the fragmented approach to build a modern classr...
by ahmedfarazch
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC
Replies: 36
Views: 10949

Re: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC

<t>Thank you all for your opinions and suggestions! But, I have decided to go for another cheap PC ... maybe I don't even need one as I can run a VM or two ... because RasPi seems to be for kids who easily get 'distracted' by the PC i.e., they are more interested in running software rather than do s...
by ahmedfarazch
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC
Replies: 36
Views: 10949

Re: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC

<t>Hello!<br/> <br/> If I have to make a decision to buy another device, can you help:<br/> <br/> I basically want multimedia hub like xbmc and I want to learn to program as well and run a linux distro or two as well! I already have the peripherals like keyboard, mouse and more importantly a monitor...

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