Ordered a Raspberry Pi micro computer from Newark Electronics [$35] and l just received it. It came with 513Mb RAM.
Click here for the Raspbian – Debian OS distibution website.
Home page for Raspberry Pi can be found here.
“The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools.
The Raspberry Pi has a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor (The firmware includes a number of “Turbo” modes so that the user can attempt overclocking, up-to 1 GHz, without affecting the warranty), VideoCore IV GPU, and originally shipped with 256 megabytes of RAM, later upgraded to 512MB. It does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, but uses an SD card for booting and long-term storage.
The Foundation provides Debian and Arch Linux ARM distributions for download. Also planned are tools for supporting Python as the main programming language, with support for BBC BASIC, (via the RISC OS image or the “Brandy Basic” clone for Linux), C, and Perl.” Source – Wikipedia
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Below are initial fish eyed pictures of my board. Will post more developments/projects with this board soon.
Below are pictures of my board running the Raspberry Pi linux
Powered by the Plex Media Server, the Raspberry Pi mini computer becomes the perfect appliance for viewing your media on every TV in your home.
I installed this on my windows computer, and below is what you get once you start cataloging your media, in my case, my mp3/pictures/videos on my netgear NAS drive.