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by ErvKosch
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Slashdot Attitude
Replies: 19
Views: 3760

Re: The Slashdot Attitude

<t>Since the core group broke up (back in the Geeks In Space days) the board has really lost its focus. Again the core group kept the chaos in some sort of order. But it seems that the new moderators they hired to replace the core are just there to make sure no illegal materials gets posted. Also th...
by ErvKosch
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Partial Version of Windows coming to ARM processors
Replies: 1
Views: 803

Re: Partial Version of Windows coming to ARM processors

<r>Windows 8 will be be ported over to the ARM architecture. It will NOT include the traditional API. It will only have Metro API.<br/> <br/> ARM touts its processors as more suitable for Ultrabooks<br/> <URL url="http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/e.....id=1761637">http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/e.....id=1...
by ErvKosch
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Lack of Broadcom documentation
Replies: 32
Views: 7857

Re: Lack of Broadcom documentation

Sorry Liz, I meant nothing negative. From the pieces I've gleamed from the message board and news articles I must have gotten the wrong perception.
by ErvKosch
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Lack of Broadcom documentation
Replies: 32
Views: 7857

Re: Lack of Broadcom documentation

<t>Maybe rpi-II will use a chip from someone who'll be more open (if they exist )?<br/> <br/> I think Ras-Pi is going to be exclusive to Broadcom. Most (if not all) the people working the project are employees of Broadcom. I get the impression that this is a their version of the TI BeagleBoard - an ...
by ErvKosch
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Developing world - A scenario
Replies: 62
Views: 9671

Re: Developing world - A scenario


http://xkcd.com/386/

Let the thread die, please.
by ErvKosch
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Little machines and the future of the data center
Replies: 9
Views: 2180

Re: Little machines and the future of the data center

I got emailed this article about HP's new Redstone Server (no relation to Minecraft). Its a new series or ARM based low-power servers. Here's the article:

http://www.infoworld.com/t/dat.....ter-178219
by ErvKosch
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smallest Linux Install
Replies: 47
Views: 15590

Re: Smallest Linux Install

<t>There a different thread here about different small OS's that could run on the Ras-Pi. Will there be a mini command line distro just for the Ras-Pi? If so, which ones have people built so far?<br/> <br/> The only thing I would ask is if it could have a simple apt-get like function so I can downlo...
by ErvKosch
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ultimate Pi Peripherals
Replies: 21
Views: 5278

Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

The Rii Touch keyboard just went on sale at Geeks.com
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=IPKW250FUSK-PB
by ErvKosch
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to use a system with 256/128MB memory?
Replies: 22
Views: 5062

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

Is there an ARM version of DOS?
by ErvKosch
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Game Console OS
Replies: 38
Views: 7612

Re: Game Console OS

<t>I guess I would make a simple Linux on the SD card and the 'game cartridge' would just be a read-only USB device that the OS looks for. The OS would be very simple and the SD card large enough to hold the save files and settings. Most of the program functions would be on the game cartridge so the...
by ErvKosch
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: BeagleBone: US$89 hardware hacker dev board
Replies: 11
Views: 2388

Re: BeagleBone: US$89 hardware hacker dev board

Its cute. It somewhere between an Ardunio (possible shield system and small) and a Raspberry PI (also small and it run a full Linux OS with a decent video interface.) I'll wait see what it can do when its released.
by ErvKosch
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 69666

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>Since we're wish listing here:<br/> A true serial port - I know there's a UART port port but a straight RS 232 port would be great for various projects.<br/> Better USB support. I remember a discussion about plugging in a second USB NIC into the board to make a router and how since everything is ...
by ErvKosch
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Android 4.0 source is coming out soon
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Android 4.0 source is coming out soon

<r>According to IT World its will come out when the first devices using it are released. A quote from the article:<br/> <br/> "We plan to release the source for the recently-announced Ice Cream Sandwich soon, once it's available on devices," Morrill wrote.<br/> <br/> Link: <URL url="http://www.itwor...
by ErvKosch
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Android 4.0 source is coming out soon
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Android 4.0 source is coming out soon

Any guesses if the Android 4.0 (code-named "Ice Cream Sandwich") will be ported to the Raspberry Pi?
by ErvKosch
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RasPi vs Arduino vs Tablets
Replies: 9
Views: 4050

Re: RasPi vs Arduino vs Tablets

<t>I'm putting together a feature matrix between these three products. Some of this pure conjecture so feel free to correct me or add your thoughts.<br/> <br/> Raspberry Pi:<br/> Cost: $25-35 + S&H<br/> 700 mhz processor<br/> 128-256 megs of ram<br/> Two USB ports (master)<br/> Storage: SD card<...
by ErvKosch
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Devices that you will be purchasing for use with you Rpi
Replies: 33
Views: 8001

Re: Devices that you will be purchasing for use with you Rpi

I was looking at a USB HD webcam for long exposure movies. Since there a breakout board planned I may hold off.
by ErvKosch
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advise on Cross-Compiling Windows Part 2
Replies: 16
Views: 2667

Re: Advise on Cross-Compiling Windows Part 2

My best guess is tcc or gcc. Both are good C compilers and Eclipse can be configured to use both. Also there are several cross system GUI libraries out there.

You may want to look at Python since there is talk of the default Linux distro for the unit will boot into a Python shell.
by ErvKosch
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: $35 Aakach Android Tablet
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: $35 Aakach Android Tablet

<t>I read an article the Aakach's history. It chronicled the $10 laptop, the replacement prototype that turned the laptop into a tablet, and finally the current Aakach. The article contends that the original $10 laptop was actually made. But the laptop was so under-powered that the Indian government...
by ErvKosch
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Re: Getting started

<t>At one point there talk that the default Linux install would boot directly to a Python shell. I guess I would look at how show books teach basic Python and common Linux command line operation (ls, vi, chmod). Beyond that when the system actually comes out I would teach how to flash an on-board LE...
by ErvKosch
Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where ?
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: Where ?

This website, when they\'re ready and there will be two versions: type A and type B. The wiki has the full details.

http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard
by ErvKosch
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: *.exe files on XP compiled to Arm
Replies: 50
Views: 10895

Re: *.exe files on XP compiled to Arm

<r>Probably not. Anything on XP would be compile to run on an <COLOR color="#0000dd"><s>[color=#0000dd]</s>X86 processor<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> and use <COLOR color="#dd0000"><s>[color=#dd0000]</s>Windows' API<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> set. The RasPi has an <COLOR color="#0000dd"><s>[color=#0000dd]</s>...
by ErvKosch
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Surface mount connections
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Surface mount connections

Guess I think different. I really don't want screw up the board. Plus with my carpal tunnel makes fine soldering hard and painful.

So if anyone knows of such connections I would appreciate it.
by ErvKosch
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Surface mount connections
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Surface mount connections

<r>Hey all,<br/> <br/> I'm looking at mounting a RasPi inside a C64 or a Laser 128 case. Since the early photos show the inputs are scattered all over the unit (HDMI on one side, USB on another, RCA on another, ect.) I need a way to extent those outputs to the back panel.<br/> <br/> Does anyone know...
by ErvKosch
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: $35 Aakach Android Tablet
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: $35 Aakach Android Tablet

<r>From the article below about the non-subsided version:<br/> <br/> The company says it will also offer a commercial version of the tablet, called UbiSlate. It is expected to hit the shelves later this year, retailing for about $60.<br/> <br/> According to Wikipedia it will retail at about $66.68.<...
by ErvKosch
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Please test HTML5
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Re: Please test HTML5

SWF file\'s are not generally video files.* Flash video files are FLV files. Are asking if the current build runs Flash animation?

* You can compile video into a SWF. In my experience video in SWF files usually runs bad.

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