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    Default Raspberry Pi computer

    OK, next post: Who's heard of the Raspberry Pi computer?

    Raspberry Pi | An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte!

    I am really rather looking forward to getting a hold of one - I think they will be excellent little computers!

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    I remember seeing an article on news.com.au about this a while ago. Just checked it out on YouTube and it was playing HD video and Quake 3 Arena quite well. Not bad at all!

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    Uh-huh! I want to get one to monitor my UPS, and one to be my MythTV frontend (hmm, don't think MythTV is compiled for ARM architecture...), one for monitoring my weather station, etc etc

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    Pros: Cost, size, ARM.
    Cons: linux.

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    I'd buy one.. very nice

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    I've been watching these for a while.

    Damn good idea. Make a nice little server appliance.

    IMHO Linux is a con.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiRDBRAiN View Post

    IMHO Linux is a con.
    Don't understand what you mean?

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    On something so minimal I think something like OS X is a bit fat. Linux is nice and "skinny", but still with lots of options.

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    What gets me is why isn't it running the OS designed for ARMs? RISCOS is alive and well and running rings around that open-sores mess.

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    To be honest I haven't heard anything about RISC OS. What is it?

    I actually used to be a big supporter of BSD based *nixes, until application support forced me to run Red Hat for a client years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brains View Post
    What gets me is why isn't it running the OS designed for ARMs? RISCOS is alive and well and running rings around that open-sores mess.


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    On another note, would RISC OS run on a PPC Mac Mini?

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    What gets me is why isn't it running the OS designed for ARMs? RISCOS is alive and well and running rings around that open-sores mess.

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    Well the first 10 beta boards are up for charity auction on eBay and they are attracting some high bids (gasp!)

    raspberry pi | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by purana View Post
    I'd buy one.. very nice
    I actually use one these days as a PABX using raspbx. I have a linksys IP phone connected to it as an extension off the PABX. Have a SIP account with mynetfone and a DID associated.

    Callers dial in on my DID and it hits my PABX via the SIP connection over internet. Callers hit my IVR and pick some options and leave a voicemail if I am not available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purana View Post
    I actually use one these days as a PABX using raspbx. I have a linksys IP phone connected to it as an extension off the PABX. Have a SIP account with mynetfone and a DID associated.

    Callers dial in on my DID and it hits my PABX via the SIP connection over internet. Callers hit my IVR and pick some options and leave a voicemail if I am not available.
    Almost 2 years old and I don't have a f***ing clue what PABX, SIP, DID or IVR are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibbles View Post
    Almost 2 years old and I don't have a f***ing clue what PABX, SIP, DID or IVR are...
    LOL! He's just saying he uses VoIP instead of a regular landline and people can call him using an ordinary old phone number. When they call a computer menu gives the caller some options, one of which is to leave a voicemail. Pabx is like the phone systems they use at work - a system that handles multiple lines, after hours messages, night switches...corporate type stuff that normal home phones can't do.

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