A very well produced review of the mighty board that could, if you could just get your hands on one. Main points I took from the review: 1) you get what you pay for: daily desktop operations will be sticky with 90 sec to load GIMP and 10+ secs to get a web browser up; this'll require patience; 2) overclocking will possible, though may not really be worth it; 3) the Pi needs something lightweight, other than Debian, to run with; thankfully the Puppy Linux team is hard at work. Arch will be going into mine, if my Pi ever actually shows up.
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- I'm keeping my expectations very low, and like you said, it'll make a great NAS/home server/media player. I used to run Easy Debian in chroot on N900, and though questionable in real world usability, it was proof for me a 600-800MHz ARM could handle most of the tasks you threw at it.Apr 18, 2012
- out of curiosity, what are you using as a media server right now? We're moving in a bit and I was thinking I would update my old media server at the new place, my old linkstation with Debian is making strange beeping sounds and shutting down sometimes. I just don't know if linkstation is still the thing to get. Debian's been great on it.Apr 19, 2012
- Not running a dedicated media server, just using PS3 for some locally stored media and/or netflix, the rest from Windows media server (laptop).So yeah, not sitting on anything sophisticated at the moment...Apr 19, 2012
- Darn. Gotta do my own research then =)Apr 19, 2012