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    Raspberry Pi

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16316439

    Arm based PC for £22? Bargain, it even plays quake3:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_mDuJuvZjI



    Bargain tbh

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    Re: Rasberry Pi

    But can it play Elite?

    PS my good wife points out there's a p in raspberry
    Last edited by kalniel; 11-01-2012 at 09:31 PM.

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    Re: Rasberry Pi

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    But can it play Elite?
    Should be able to.

    There is a RiscOS port in the works for the Rasberry Pi, and there was a version of Elite for RiscOS. All you would need to do is find your copy in your attic.

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    Re: Rasberry Pi

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    But can it play Elite?

    PS my good wife points out there's a p in raspberry
    There is indeed - my bad.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    Definitely interested in one of these as well

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    An extra 37% price hike for a network connector

    I really hope their idea works.....might even pick one up myself to play with.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    Haha, I had no idea it was powerful enough to play Quake 3, brilliant

    I was going to get one as a leaving present for a mate who's going travelling. Might have to get one myself, just because..

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    The first 10 boards sold for over £15k on eBay with the proceeds going towards funding the charity arm (ha!) of the company.

    Interesting piece on their website (here) about manufacturing costs and how they wanted to keep it all UK based.

    Very tempted to get one of these.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    The first 10 boards sold for over £15k on eBay with the proceeds going towards funding the charity arm (ha!) of the company.

    Interesting piece on their website (here) about manufacturing costs and how they wanted to keep it all UK based.

    Very tempted to get one of these.
    Yeah I read that just now too, it's no wonder nothing gets made in the UK.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    With David Braben involved - I'd be surprised if there isn't a version of Elite available

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

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    Re: Rasberry Pi

    Quote Originally Posted by chrestomanci View Post
    There is a RiscOS port in the works for the Rasberry Pi, and there was a version of Elite for RiscOS. All you would need to do is find your copy in your attic.
    Hehe, the Pi is definitely something I want, and solely to run RISC OS, I'm terribly nostalgic, and its a damned sight smaller than my A7000.

    Sadly, the ARM used doesn't provide the old 26-bit mode and you'd, apparently, require a software emulator to play old games

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    Re: Rasberry Pi

    Quote Originally Posted by BobF64 View Post
    Hehe, the Pi is definitely something I want, and solely to run RISC OS, I'm terribly nostalgic, and its a damned sight smaller than my A7000.

    Sadly, the ARM used doesn't provide the old 26-bit mode and you'd, apparently, require a software emulator to play old games
    /me thinks about playing Mad Professor Moriarty again.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    I am disappointed by the CPU in the Pi. A few more pounds would have meant a totally different class of device, or one which can actually use a fully Open Source linux distro, or both

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    I am disappointed by the CPU in the Pi. A few more pounds would have meant a totally different class of device, or one which can actually use a fully Open Source linux distro, or both
    But that inst the point of the Rpi. You can always say 'for a few quid more'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    I am disappointed by the CPU in the Pi. A few more pounds would have meant a totally different class of device, or one which can actually use a fully Open Source linux distro, or both
    But that inst the point of the Rpi. You can always say 'for a few quid more'.
    If you need something more powerful, get a Beagleboard or Pandaboard.

    There does seem to be quite a large "misunderstanding" regarding the purpose and aim of the Raspberry Pi, its for education and learning, not for "super cheap linux workstation".

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