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United Kingdom Hardware Linux

Raspberry Pi $25 Linux Computer Now In Production (Video) 196

Posted by Roblimo
from the cheap-computing-at-its-finest dept.
Timothy Lord caught up with Raspberry Pi product leader Eben Upton at CES. The long-awaited $25 Linux single-board computers are finally being shipped from the Chinese factory where they're being assembled and will be available for sale in just a few weeks. Eben talks not only about the Raspberry Pi boards and the add-on Gertboard, but about the eBay auction that helped finance Raspberry Pi. Timothy says he considers Eben Upton one of his "personal tech-world heroes." After watching this video, maybe he'll be one of yours, too. Read on below to watch.
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Raspberry Pi $25 Linux Computer Now In Production (Video)

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  • Re:Warning ! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 17, 2012 @08:53AM (#38723302)

    My analysis of web analytics shows that given a link, someone percentage of people will click it.
    Even if you explicitly say it's a scam, some people will click that link, AND fall for it.

    And this even goes for sites with allegedly intelligent and tech savy demographics.

  • by TheRaven64 (641858) on Tuesday January 17, 2012 @08:55AM (#38723310) Journal

    and you'd have to wait 2-3 Months to get one rather than 2-3 weeks!!

    There's some precedent for this in the UK. Some of the original Sinclair systems were sold for almost exactly the cost of production. They'd take the money, put it in the bank for a month, then buy the parts and build the machine for you. The interest that the money earned in that month was their profit margin.

All the simple programs have been written.