It’s tiny, slow and cost $25 – yet it still runs Linux.
No, it’s not you grandfather ‘486 you’re so eager to revive with some fancy distro of Linux.
It’s the Raspberry Pi: the first – ever – attempt to build a $25 fully working computer.
This little guy runs a stripped down version of Linux, an open-source operating system. Here are the specs:
- 700-megahertz processor (the iPhone has a 1-gigahertz processor)
- 128 megabytes of RAM (the iPhone has 512MB)
- SD Card slot for storage
- USB port
- HDMI Port
This are actually the spec for Model A, the smaller and priced at $25.
Model B raises the price tag up to a staggering $35 and gets 256 MB of RAM and Ethernet (!).
What’s a device like this for?
A set-top box? A DiVX player? A networkable media player? A game platform for Mame-like stuff? The internet-TV (browser, chat…) add-on your TV was missing?
More info on Raspberry web site and their Raspberry PI FAQ too.
Availability? Late 2011 or, more likely, early 2012!