The Raspberry Pi board has achieved huge popularity because of its low-price of $25-$35 (depending on the version of the chip), which makes it more of an impulse buy than anything. People just buy them now and figure out what to do with them later.
The project should also get a big boost from the education sector, as schools might want to buy the board for kids to play with. Something like Raspberry Pi should become very popular in developing countries, provided that the company behind it can make enough units to satisfy demand.
Raspberry Pi has supported Fedora Linux from day one, but it doesn’t support Ubuntu, because Ubuntu doesn’t work on the old [...]
I’ve talked before about how I wish we’d all move on from the ARMv6 architecture, now that we’re already getting so close to the launch of the 64 bit ARMv8 architecture within the next 2 years. The sad reality is that most devices, especially the low-end ones, are still on this decade old architecture.
Hopefully, with the launch of Cortex A7 next year, which is built on ARMv7, we’ll finally start to forget about ARMv6, at least for new devices. Google has already started doing that with Chrome, for example, which only supports the ARMv7 architecture, even if you have Android 4.0 on your phone.
Until recently, Firefox for Android only [...]