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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

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    I assume those three Linux operating system are incredibly efficient to be able to run on hardware of that kind. Am I correct in thinking so? I have only played around with Ubuntu and Mint but if these run like magic, then I am definitely interested next time I dabble with Linux.
    It's probably a stripped down Fedora so it should work fairly fluidly. Gentoo would also work but it'd be a lot more effort, but not much more than Arch.
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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    It's probably a stripped down Fedora so it should work fairly fluidly. Gentoo would also work but it'd be a lot more effort, but not much more than Arch.
    Guess I will be sticking with Ubuntu and Mint for the foreseeable future. I am too much of a wannabe when it comes to being technologically proficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeven View Post
    Guess I will be sticking with Ubuntu and Mint for the foreseeable future. I am too much of a wannabe when it comes to being technologically proficient.
    I believe there's ARM/OMAP images for Ubuntu as well.
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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    I believe there's ARM/OMAP images for Ubuntu as well.
    Not the slightest clue as to what OMAP is but I assume that means that Raspberry Pi can run Ubuntu and by extension Mint too, right?

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

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    Not the slightest clue as to what OMAP is but I assume that means that Raspberry Pi can run Ubuntu and by extension Mint too, right?
    Yeah. That's the CPU architecture Raspberry Pi uses.
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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/805

    I'll be using the Fedora remix as detailed there, I'm used to CentOS and RHEL, Fedora is normally a bit to unstable (experimental/bleeding edge) for my work needs but it'll be great for the Pi.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeven View Post
    I assume those three Linux operating system are incredibly efficient to be able to run on hardware of that kind. Am I correct in thinking so? I have only played around with Ubuntu and Mint but if these run like magic, then I am definitely interested next time I dabble with Linux.
    You make it sound like its a slow CPU, it's not so bad
    - the Pi uses ARM11, the same chip used in the iphone 3G, clocked at nearly twice the speed (412/700Mhz).
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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    You make it sound like its a slow CPU, it's not so bad
    - the Pi uses ARM11, the same chip used in the iphone 3G, clocked at nearly twice the speed (412/700Mhz).
    Like I see, I am not as technologically proficient as I would like to be, and Raspberry Pi running the same CPU as a mere phone sounds like the Devil's work to me.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    Does anyone have one yet? According to the first email mine should have been delivered yesterday; the second email predicts 14th May but I thought they said the second load of emails were to be ignored?

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    Got mine yesterday


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