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    News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    First batch of deliveries start to arrive.
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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    I am looking forward to these getting out in the loose and people doing some clever stuff with them

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    me too.... I'm hoping for things we're.. not expecting.

    I love this.. and I pray it wins hearts fast

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    Sorry no time for this. Too busy teaching the powepointz

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    I'll be getting one of these with a case at some point so I can sort out a small home entertainment device to play dvds and on demand entertainment via the internet.

    With free Khan Academy Computer Science lessons I think this could be brilliant for kids interested in coding/software development.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    Quote Originally Posted by ExHail View Post
    I'll be getting one of these with a case at some point so I can sort out a small home entertainment device to play dvds and on demand entertainment via the internet.
    I didn't realise these litte devices were powerful enough for that. Very interesting...

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    I think most people want them for a cheapo media centre. I also do, but I want another to mess around with.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    I don't know why everyone raves about Khan Academy, it's just not that good for sciences. There's a lot of content there, but most of it is a very low level and when you look at the topics, it doesn't really go into that much detail. It's not bad for finance stuff though, lots of good explanations of the weird things people trade.

    If you actually want to learn about programming, I'd suggest Stanford Edu - take the Programming Methodologies course: http://see.stanford.edu/see/coursein...a-866adcae1111.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    very looking forward to receiving mine in the post :-)

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    i think it needs to be in a car..... dunno what it's gonna do in a car... but it deserves to be in a car.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    I shall be nipping round to the local RS Trade Centre as soon as they get them!
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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    Got mine ordered, with a case from modmypi, already got a super speedy 8GB SanDisk SD card for it too (one of their 30MB/s Ultra things) which should be enough to keep up with that ARM CPU.

    No idea what to do with it yet though, I already have a Media Server/PC in the living room with all my TV cards etc in and a small ITX machine in the bedroom, we watch a lot of iPlayer and downloaded content so a Windows Media Centre does it all so easily, Live TV pause, DVD, Blu-Ray Web, Catch up etc. And it works, not gonna beat that with a Pi... except on power draw, but my current stuff is already pretty low power.

    I suppose the slightly shonky PogoPlug with Linux on could do with an update, never really worked that well... I use that for small server duties that require little in the way of processing power... but it seems like the Pi could do more... hmmmm I suppose it could do things the Pogo never could...

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    I'm waiting for mine!

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi is served to schoolchildren

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Tyson
    To help you get started the RasPi homepage has links to operating-system images to install on your SD card, you can choose between Debian Squeeze, Arch Linux and Fedora 14 Remix right now.
    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.

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