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    Thumbs up Raspberry Pi & OpenELEC

    Raspberry Pi



    The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. Its a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.
    More Info - http://www.raspberrypi.org/


    OpenELEC



    OpenELEC is an embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC, the open source entertainment media hub. The idea behind OpenELEC is to allow people to use their Home Theatre PC (HTPC) like any other device you might have attached to your TV, like a DVD player or Sky box. Instead of having to manage a full operating system, configure it and install the packages required to turn it into a hybrid media center, OpenELEC is designed to be simple to install, manage and use, making it more like running a set-top box than a full-blown computer.

    OpenELEC is tiny, at 85-115MB, and for RaspberryPi it comes in at only 70MB, which comprises the whole OS including XBMC, Python, and all services/tools needed to run XBMC. This means that at the moment, its the smallest distro for Raspberry Pi that weve seen.
    More Info - http://openelec.tv/component/k2/item...vice-supported


    Im really thinking of getting myself one of these babies and a steal at 15.00...
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    Like going back to the days of the Acorn, BBC or Spectrum ZX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
    Like going back to the days of the Acorn, BBC or Spectrum ZX
    Lol yer i had a ZX Spectrum 48K and my mate had a ZX 80 what had to be built from kit form, but have you seen whats squeezed into this for its size...?

    Its been used around schools around the UK to get them into programming and away from been brainwashed with using M$ Office as a IT tool...

    Here's another video with the creator of Raspberry Pi.

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    Looks great, i love the idea of the cheap media server with 1080p out put.
    For the low price seems deffinately worth the money.

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    Would be nice to get sopcast running on these , cant see it happening though

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksideby182 View Post
    Would be nice to get sopcast running on these , cant see it happening though
    Why not the Linux port is programmed in python...?
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    This is very interesting, would love to have a play with this.

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    I heard the release date had been pushed back to August...

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