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New Raspberry Pi ($25 and $35) Linux based computers

Postby ASmith on Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:02 am

The Linux Mint Development team should line up to provide the New Raspberry Pi ($25 and $35 each) Linux based computers with the newest Linux Mint 12 distro as they near lift-off with a single credit card sized single computer motherboards.

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Re: New Raspberry Pi ($25 and $35) Linux based computers

Postby mank_in on Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:44 am

Linux Mint will not run on ARM processor :)
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Re: New Raspberry Pi ($25 and $35) Linux based computers

Postby nunol on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:02 am

The Raspberry Pi is a device intended to stimulate the teaching of basic computer science in schools (from wikipedia) and for that purpose Debian is very good. Of course, if the the Raspberry Pi is a success some distros will target the device and Mint could do the same with a Debian based version with LXDE or some WM.

At the moment I think the Mint devs already have a lot to do, Mint 12 KDE, Mint 12 LXDE, Cinnamon, MATE, etc so I don't expect a Raspberry Pi version of Mint unless the device becomes a huge success and Clem decides to use the Raspberry Pi as a way to boost Mint.
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Re: New Raspberry Pi ($25 and $35) Linux based computers

Postby ASmith on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:37 pm

The intelligence it took to place Apple II's for next to no cost in schools nationwide was a huge boost in generating the widespread adoption for the Apple OS as well as future Apple device acceptance and purchases. Thinking of pushing for a Mint based Linux OS would be good AFTER the new Raspberry Pi obtains a large following and acceptance is entirely contrary to the seeding process for success.

Raspberry's Pi potentially provides the foot in the door for millions of Linux Mint based OS to be adopted, used and reap the benefits of the applications written by students & educators, the added exposure and adoption for Mint.
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Re: New Raspberry Pi ($25 and $35) Linux based computers

Postby nunol on Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:13 am

True, but the Mint team has already a lot in their hands, MATE, Cinnamon, Mint 12 KDE, Mint 12 LXDE, Mint MATE, Mint Fluxbox, the Gnome 3 edition of Mint Gnome3/Cinnamon Debian based, etc...

Before adding a new one, I think they should clean house but don't get me wrong, I would love to see a Raspberry Pi Mint Edition from the beginning as I am sure the Mint edition would be much better than the Debian LXDE version in both ease of utilization and eye candy.
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Re: New Raspberry Pi ($25 and $35) Linux based computers

Postby ASmith on Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:06 pm

Without any doubt, Linux is a clear winner via the Raspberry Pi offering as many new Linux apps will be written by new programmers and students who normally would not have had the access to a Linux OS based computer.

The early offering of 10 brand new Raspberry boards on eBay have been selling for 3,000 US dollars each, with 100% going to UK children's charity's. http://is.gd/D0uI8Z As noted previously the target prices for the Raspberry is 25 and 35 US dollars each depending on RAM size and USB port access.

Whichever Linux OS distro used by the Raspberry Pi will likely see a large influx of new applications which fully benefits that Linux OS distro as well as educate new users on a specific Linux OS distribution, hence the very reason I began this thread to point to the very large advantages in promoting a Linux Mint OS for the Raspberry Pi which could directly translate to a million downstream users and potentially thousands of new applications.
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