Do you really want to run Windows 10 on your Raspberry Pi?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Hardware geek cornucopia Adafruit has just rolled out the Microsoft Internet of Things Pack for Raspberry Pi 2, a full hardware developer kit for any electronics-savvy whizzkid aching “to get started using Windows 10 and your Raspberry Pi as an IoT enabled device. A collaboration between [...]

How to set up an ideal Raspberry productivity platform with Ubuntu MATE

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

After my long struggles to set up the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B as a Linux-based productivity solution and backup to my desktop PC, I finally hit on a recipe that meets my needs – which are, to run Google Docs and Evernote, with some Google Drive access, as well as LibreOffice and basic email. [...]

The Raspberry Pi: Is it worth it any more?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 6, 2015 // 7 Comments

Geek that I am, it was probably inevitable that sooner or later I was going to invest in a Raspberry Pi, the little Linux-based computer that can … well, sort of. The latest iteration of the device, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, regarded as a step change in the series, packs a 900MHz [...]

CHIP Kickstarter makes full-fledged computer available for $9

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

We’ve seen our share of rock-bottom-priced computers in the last few years—the Arduino, the Raspberry Pi, Rhombus Tech. But a Kickstarter project due to end in just under two days may have them all beat. Touting itself as “the world’s first $9 computer,” the CHIP system-on-a-chip packs a [...]

The race to juice up the Raspberry Pi with Windows

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

The little Raspberry Pi is one of the best loved hobbyist basic PCs and programming kits, running cut-down versions of Linux on a board around the same size as a credit card – and at an incredibly low price. It’s been through various iterations, and the latest Raspberry Pi 2 Model B [...]

Raspberry Pi E-Paper display blows past Kickstarter goal

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Heroically avoiding any puns about blowing … raspberries, I’m delighted to report that a Kickstarter campaign to create an e-paper display for the Raspberry Pi has succeeded past all expectations, and looks on track to exceed its target by at least 50 percent, with 24 days still to go [...]

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 – an Ubuntu option for your mobile reading pleasure

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

I already reported more than once on the advent of Ubuntu Phones, which seek to bring the open-source popularity and ubiquity of Linux-based computing to mobile platforms. Now devices based on the platform are finally coming to market. And one of the first out of the gate is the bq Aquaris E4.5 [...]

Ubuntu Phone platform surmounts App Store envy?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ubuntu’s rather delayed attempt to crack the mobile market with a Linux-based mobile phone is getting even more attention than it otherwise might, not only because of its transition to an open source OS, but also because of its replacement for apps: Scopes. Ubuntu descibes these as: “a [...]

Ubuntu Phone sadly delayed yet again

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been a loyal and – mostly – contented user of Ubuntu, the free open-source Linux-based OS produced by Canonical that’s one of the most popular Linux distributions available. And I have not been a casualty of the controversy and factional faceoff over its new Unity GUI [...]

Jolla gets moolah with $1.2 million and counting for alternative tablet

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Finnish startup Jolla apparently tapped into a source of serious demand when it launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its Jolla Tablet, a 7.85″ display device running the Linux-based Sailfish OS 2.0. The crowdfunding campaign blew past its $380,000 target within a couple of days of [...]

Cheap LCD tablets approaching reality

By Chris Meadows
November 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

It can be risky looking for a cheap tablet—as a woman found out when she paid $200 at a gas station for what she thought was an $830 iPad but turned out to be a rewrapped mirror. (Hint: if someone offers to sell you a 75%-off iPad at a gas station, there’s probably something suspicious going [...]

Raspberry Pi available for order in US with 10-12 week shipping delay

By Chris Meadows
July 1, 2012 // 1 Comment

Are you ready for your slice of Raspberry Pi? TechCrunch reports that electronics distributor Allied Electronics is now taking orders for the $35 computer appliance, with the caveat that it will be at least 10-12 weeks before it is actually able to ship them. And you can order more than just the [...]

CNet tries a slice of Raspberry Pi

By Chris Meadows
June 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

CNet Rich Brown has a hands-on preview of the Raspberry Pi $35 computer. Powered by a system-on-a-chip that gives it the same computing power as an iPhone 3G, the device boots from a distribution of Linux downloaded onto an SD card, and uses USB or network-connected drives as storage. Part of the [...]

Raspberry Pi $35 Linux computer to be available by end of month

By Chris Meadows
February 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Raspberry Pi has announced that its first batch of $35 computers will be finished manufacturing as of February 20th, and they will be airfreighted to the UK immediately after that; they should be available for purchase by the end of the month. It has also gotten Broadcom to make available a [...]

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