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    Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Available to order now, priced at US$35 / £25.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    I thought "Wow! Visual Studio at last, something I understand how long before Farnell send me another 10% off email", then looked at their site "All Raspberry Pi orders for home / personal use are handled by our sister company CPC".

    I'm sad now - how do I persuade my wife I need/want/deserve one without the leverage of a discount?

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Bit more like it in the CPU stakes
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Farnell UK are out of stock right now, they'll get more soon. CPC have stock.. for now 10% off doesn't amount to much on a low cost board, so I'd just go an order from CPC and get free delivery.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    So they've been talking to Microsoft for six months (and Windows doesn't work on it yet), but are only going to bother looking at Debian now that it's shipping. Huh? If they'd given a few beta boards to key Debian ARM developers, then they could have had Debian support ready before launch.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Shame the GPU wasn't made faster at the same time... and the USB is all shared on a single port with a hub. But the CPU upgrade is very welcome, that old ARM11 was simply too little, even at launch. And it's finally proper ARMv7 with NEON. 900MHz is okay (apparently it overclocks reasonably too). The price is still the killer aspect, and the recent competitors that were getting close are now up against a much more worthy competitor.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by buttersideup View Post
    So they've been talking to Microsoft for six months (and Windows doesn't work on it yet), but are only going to bother looking at Debian now that it's shipping. Huh? If they'd given a few beta boards to key Debian ARM developers, then they could have had Debian support ready before launch.
    What makes you assume they haven't been?
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by buttersideup View Post
    So they've been talking to Microsoft for six months (and Windows doesn't work on it yet), but are only going to bother looking at Debian now that it's shipping. Huh? If they'd given a few beta boards to key Debian ARM developers, then they could have had Debian support ready before launch.
    My guess is that supporting Windows has forced the board to have 1GB of ram, in which case they can keep their free copy of Windows but the extra ram is very welcome. Overall the board is interesting enough that I have ordered one

    Just wish it had been ARM V8, but I guess that would put it out of the target price range.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    It seems to be much more powerful than what I own. I would like to enjoy playing with one.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buttersideup View Post
    but are only going to bother looking at Debian now that it's shipping.
    What makes you assume they haven't been?
    "Over the next few months the development team will be investigating whether ARMv7 Debian is capable of better performance on the new computer."

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by buttersideup View Post
    "Over the next few months the development team will be investigating whether ARMv7 Debian is capable of better performance on the new computer."
    That could mean that up until now they have been testing for ARMv6 compatibility, ie can you pull a card out of an old Pi and just plug it into the new one and everything works.

    If that all works, then the next step would be to recompile stuff for ARMv7.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    We just got updated with the following:
    "Join Eben Upton, Founder of the Raspberry Pi , and key members of the RS Components/Allied Electronics team, for a live web conference today."
    Monday 2nd February 2015, 11:00 EST/16:00 GMT/17:00 CET
    To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: (at least 5 mins early)
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/234549453

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    My guess is that supporting Windows has forced the board to have 1GB of ram, in which case they can keep their free copy of Windows but the extra ram is very welcome
    Unlikely, as it ran just fine on the Galileo with only 256mb.

    In all honesty, I'd expect windows embedded running .Net to have a much, much lower memory footprint than Ubuntu with Python3.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Demo video of old Pi vs new Pi web browsing.

    http://blog.barisione.org/2015-02/webkit-rpi2/

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with 6x the speed, Windows 10 compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Unlikely, as it ran just fine on the Galileo with only 256mb.
    Is that just the NT Kernel though, I thought that Galileo didn't have video output?

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