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Post by Chris Chan on Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:04 am

Yup one of the many things I dislike about iphones. I always pick up a second battery off ebay when i get a new phone

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Post by Michael Foster on Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:57 am

Chris Chan wrote:Yup one of the many things I dislike about iphones. I always pick up a second battery off ebay when i get a new phone

I have two batteries for my HTC desire HD...fantastic phone,best I have ever had..and I had an iPhone at one point...but yer simples I charge two batteries and keep the other in my wallet 24 hours no problem and that's canning it on WiFi and so on...
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Post by Durrell on Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:09 am

This £16 computer launches on Monday. Called the Raspberry Pi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgR74Kp6Ws4&feature=related

Also here playing Quake 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_mDuJuvZjI&feature=related

Did I mention it costs half the price of an xbox game?
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Post by Michael Foster on Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:08 am

£ 16 computer...wtf?!?!? So what's the spec on that thing and come it cost so little?
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Post by Jenson Pais on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:00 am

Durrell wrote:This £16 computer launches on Monday. Called the Raspberry Pi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgR74Kp6Ws4&feature=related

Also here playing Quake 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_mDuJuvZjI&feature=related

Did I mention it costs half the price of an xbox game?

I was about the post this here but you beat me to it. Started with the noble purpose of teaching children programming logic lol!

I can see the hackers and illegal set top box manufacturers salivating about the possibilities of this thing. I cannot wait to get my hand on one of the £22 model B raspberry pi which has an Ethernet port built in. Though Farnell are planning to sell extras in a package, might wait for them to do so. Websites of both Farnell and RS had crashed due to traffic Very Happy RS are only taking pre orders for them, yours for £22 excluding VAT I guess !!
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Post by Jenson Pais on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:03 am

Michael Foster wrote:£ 16 computer...wtf?!?!? So what's the spec on that thing and come it cost so little?

It's just an ARM processor with some basic input/output ports, a FLASH memory card slot and a freaking HDMI port. You need to have your own monitor,keyboard and mouse. Easy to plug and they have an open source version of Debian Linux loaded into the SD card I guess. Most of the hackers will port their own OS onto it !!
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Post by Jenson Pais on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:10 am

Well, I would wait till the Android phone which dual boots Ubuntu !! You need a dock which is connected to a monitor or a HDTV !! Most new mobile phones will be having quad core mobile processors which meant it was only a matter of time before we had this



I wasn't sure what phone would replace my old symbian Nokia but now I think I have a clear winner.


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Post by Liam Bermingham on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:34 pm

Registered my interest the other day with RS and Farnell for the Raspberry PI. Fuck knows what I'm going to do with it though.

Anyone else looking at getting one to piss around with?
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Post by Durrell on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:11 am

Liam Bermingham wrote:Registered my interest the other day with RS and Farnell for the Raspberry PI. Fuck knows what I'm going to do with it though.

Anyone else looking at getting one to piss around with?

I am, don't really need one, just want one to play with.
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Post by Chris Chan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:51 am

For £16 it be silly not to

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Post by Jenson Pais on Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:56 pm

Chris Chan wrote:For £16 it be silly not to

Has anyone got their raspberry pi yet ?? I have ordered 1 from Farnell. Cost me about £29 in total including VAT. Will buy a SD card,USB and HDMI cable from Amazon and save some £££s.
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Post by Durrell on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:08 am

Jenson Pais wrote:
Chris Chan wrote:For £16 it be silly not to

Has anyone got their raspberry pi yet ?? I have ordered 1 from Farnell. Cost me about £29 in total including VAT. Will buy a SD card,USB and HDMI cable from Amazon and save some £££s.

Finally got to order one, shipping date is 16th July, so should be with me by August.
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Post by Liam Bermingham on Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:42 pm

Durrell wrote:

Finally got to order one, shipping date is 16th July, so should be with me by August.

Mine came last week. Not had chance to mess around with it yet. I also need a crash course in Linux. Which OS would you opt for?
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Post by Durrell on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:41 am

Liam Bermingham wrote:
Durrell wrote:

Finally got to order one, shipping date is 16th July, so should be with me by August.

Mine came last week. Not had chance to mess around with it yet. I also need a crash course in Linux. Which OS would you opt for?

Mine arrived this afternoon. Tried Debian Squeeze, booted into linux command line, which I'd forgotten how to use properly. About to try Fedora Pi Remix which looks more promising. I'm going to need a GUI to ease myself into.
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Post by Durrell on Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:45 am

Durrell wrote:
Liam Bermingham wrote:
Durrell wrote:

Finally got to order one, shipping date is 16th July, so should be with me by August.

Mine came last week. Not had chance to mess around with it yet. I also need a crash course in Linux. Which OS would you opt for?

Mine arrived this afternoon. Tried Debian Squeeze, booted into linux command line, which I'd forgotten how to use properly. About to try Fedora Pi Remix which looks more promising. I'm going to need a GUI to ease myself into.

Ok, don't install Fedora Pi, there is a login problem that means you can't login to the LXDE gui, so it's largely pointless.

The Debian squeeze GUI is started by the command 'startx'. Desperately slow though

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