[Arm-netbook] Another ARM new baby on the market
plugwash at p10link.net
Wed Apr 23 11:59:55 BST 2014
> if it's about pinout compatibility, I would say great.
> but on some of their sentences/phrases, we could almost think
> you could run the same "images" (sdcard) or binaries...
> from the Raspberry Pi on their "Banana Pi"....
You certainly aren't going to run an unmodified raspberry Pi image on
the thing. It's a completely different SoC and will need a different
kernel and bootloader.
Userland binaries that don't depend on Pi specific stuff should run
though. I suspect the screenshot I saw of it running pistore is real.
The page you linked doesn't seem to have any links to actually buy the
thing and I saw another page about it at http://www.bananapi.org/ which
appears to have buying links but when you actually click them they don't
go anywhere. The pictures on the two sites also seem to have slightly
different connector arrangements.
Overall it seems to be being run by a group who haven't quite got their
shit together, if I'd designed a system arround the raspberry Pi form
factor and then realised I needed more CPU power I might consider it,
otherwise i'd probablly go for a product from a vendor who seem more
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