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Raspberry Pi 2
« on: February 02, 2015, 10:53:29 am »
http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-2-on-sale/

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 11:31:32 am »
Yeah! Quad core for 35$. Your turns Casio and Ti.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 11:59:38 am »
Oh wow, that's awesome now. I was always reluctant about buying one before because of the RAM and I feared that CPU speed might eventually become a problem for me.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 01:09:04 pm »
Yeah, I just saw it, I should definitely buy one now that the specs are awesome enough for $35.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 01:32:07 pm »
I hope they ever make a pi with a sata interface, cause SD cards are incredibly slow.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 02:44:03 pm »
Really? I didn'tvrealize they were. One thing that would rule is a RPi with a SSD, but then it would cost much more.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2015, 02:47:43 pm »
Yeah, I was already considering buying one but this definitely pushed me over the line.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 07:01:52 pm »
That looks nice :o. Too bad i don't even do anything with my b+ :(
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 11:25:42 pm »
I hope they ever make a pi with a sata interface, cause SD cards are incredibly slow.
Maybe the Banana Pi ?

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2015, 01:07:04 am »
That reminds me, is it possible to build a desktop computer or something that can almost completely function like one just from a RPi? I mean putting the mobo inside the computer case and connecting all the missing components.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2015, 02:06:46 am »
I tried once with a friend's Pi, this is possible, you just have to plug a screen, keyboard and mouse in and there you go. But that would be pretty slow, due to the SD card.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2015, 02:36:02 am »
Aah ok. What if that computer just ran something like Mint and was only used to play NES/SNES/N64 games?
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2015, 03:10:59 am »
If you don't run X, that would probably be doable.

By the way, Microsoft announced Windows 10 would run on it. For free. So you can now buy a good computer for only $35?
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 03:55:36 am »
Wait, do you mean Windows 10 is free or is it free only for RPi users? If that's the case, then I would rather go with it so it's easier to play my older games.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2015, 04:13:17 am »
Only the RPi version would be free. (They also said something about free upgrades on desktops, but that's another story.) Microsoft now have an Internet of Things (IoT) program that encourages development on boards such as the RPi, apparently.
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