Wednesday, January 11

Tiny computer that wont break the bank

As I'm sure some of you is already aware, there is a tiny little computer that is about to hit the market any minute now; the Raspberry Pi. Quite possible it's the only PC available today that is as big as the credit card that wont put much of a strain on the card - just 25$ for the basic version and 35$ for the high end model (with more memory and an Ethernet jack).

I have to admit that I do want... WANT! Must have new toy!

I can sort of, kind of see a use for one too; I have an old 15" LCD display with a DVI-D input... the Pi should fit inside the case, and a HDMI-DVI adapter should let me output to the screen with no trouble. A couple of patch cables should let me plug in the network and USB drives. I already have a wireless keyboard and mouse that isn't in use, so no need to spend money on that. End result would be a compact and self contained little Linux Box for casual surfing and streaming media.

If I do decide to do it, you'll be able to read all about it here :)


James said...

You can run Fedora on it...

rokytnji said...

Download page for pre Pi configured Iso images and arm compatible kernels.

I've got too many toys already. But you know the saying.

"The one that dies with the most toys wins!"