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I have a student lab. Some of my computers are aging PPC Macs and I'm thinking I grab a Raspberry Pi and a decent monitor and I've got a Google Docs workstation. Certainly worth an experiment.
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Mine got pushed back to a July 5th ship date. I figured after all the flopping between June 21st and 28th, that was bound to happen. Hopefully it ships for real next week.

I've had to call twice to change the shipping address since I ordered since we sold our old place, lived in an apartment and are moving to our new house tomorrow. That is a long wait.
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I have a student lab. Some of my computers are aging PPC Macs and I'm thinking I grab a Raspberry Pi and a decent monitor and I've got a Google Docs workstation. Certainly worth an experiment.
For most people, I think this is going to be a great thing. Like a Chromebook, but with the ability to install native applications if needed. I could see people just using it 99% as an internet terminal.
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For most people, I think this is going to be a great thing. Like a Chromebook, but with the ability to install native applications if needed. I could see people just using it 99% as an internet terminal.
you mean like just about every home desktop and laptop i have now?
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shouldn't yours be here by now? and ahows?

where are the photos? where are the detailed reviews??
Got it last night. Didn't get a chance to set it up though, will do that tonight, and let you know how it is.
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you mean like just about every home desktop and laptop i have now?
Yeah, exactly. I guess the main point is that most people buy a giant desktop or laptop for hundreds or thousands of dollars when a $25-35 Raspberry Pi would work perfectly fine for them.
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Got it set up over the weekend, installed the raspmbc, used it to stream a movie from my main PC, and it worked like a charm. Other than that, I did some tinkering with settings, etc. just to get a feel for it. A little slow to respond at times, but nothing more than the lag I would get on my old computer.
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Raspberry Pi in hand. Promised I would get some other stuff around the house done before playing with it. Boo.

Initial impression through the anti-static plastic: Very spartan. Kind of nervous about how the HDMI and microUSB ports are just caged against the board. Look like they could come loose, but I guess this will just be chilling behind the TV, so whatever.
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