[Arm-netbook] R-Pi Only Better and More Available?

Alejandro Mery amery at geeks.cl
Sat May 26 18:20:39 BST 2012

On 26/05/12 19:16, Gordan Bobic wrote:
> On 05/26/2012 05:35 PM, Tsvetan Usunov - OLIMEX Ltd wrote:
>>      http://www.reghardware.com/2012/05/22/chip_maker_via_outs_49_dollar_raspberry_pi_alike/
>> this seems to have put RPi team in panic :)
> As it should.
> They made a terrible call with just 256MB of RAM (of which you lose 64MB
> for the GPU), and then proceeded to vigorously defend their decision
> when _everybody_ told them that this is a _massive_ issue, doubly so on
> a device with no SATA interface or any other cheap way of achieving
> reasonably performing swap (100Mbit ethernet means swapping over iSCSI
> is going to be less than blazing, and a USB SSD like the RC8 costs 3x
> more than the R-Pi).
> They made the classical mistake of trying to shave the last couple of $
> from the price tag and cut so many corners that the product is
> completely round.

<crowd>OLinuXino A10 with 1GB! OLinuXino A10 with 1GB! OLinuXino A10 
with 1GB! ...</crowd>

joke aside I really don't to see why people compares the raspberry pi 
with that *TX board from via.... maybe because both had everything to be 
great but designed to be a failure?

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