RE: Raspberry Pi - Available for order NOW

From: Matt Keys 
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Curious Lynn, does the onboard nic support pxe/bootp? That'd be nice as a
credit card sized thin client.

 

From: chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org]
On Behalf Of Lynn Dixon
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2012 1:56 PM
To: CHUGALUG
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Raspberry Pi - Available for order NOW

 

Meh, its a cool toy.  The one nice thing about the Pi is the GPIO pins if
you are into that sort of development.  Its a nicely built device, and it
runs several flavors of ARM supporting linux nicely. I got the one that has
built in ethernet, so I can just hook it up to a wireless keyboard with
built in trackpad and toss it behind the TV.  I am thinking about bringing
it to work and using it to drive a monitor to display Nagios and Solarwinds
dashboards.  

 

The price is hard to beat, but the shipping times are the deal breaker.
Like Chad said, there are already other cool little mini devices hitting the
market that can do alot more for just a little bit more money.

On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Chad Smith  wrote:

So Lynn - is it worth a buy?

 

There are smaller HDMI computers running Android 4.0 and have things like
built-in WiFi on the market now - but they are about twice the cost. But
that cost may lower in the next 3 months (aka the shipping time you pointed
out).


- Chad W. Smith





On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Steve Keylon 
wrote:

Yeah. It's launched before but I still haven't seen it available on their
site. 

Sent from my iPhone


On Jul 5, 2012, at 1:16 PM, Chad Smith  wrote:

They just sent me an emaill today.

 

I knew about the order day a long time ago, but I was under the impression
that it sold out in like 30 seconds.

 

Sorry for the non-news.


- Chad W. Smith





On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 11:55 AM, Lynn Dixon  wrote:

Its been available for order for a long time Chad.  

 

I think you missed that Allied is stating a 12 week delivery date.  Thats
about the delivery times since all the vendors starting taking orders back
in March.  

 

I have had my Pi for a while now, its pretty cool. I ordered mine the day
they were taking orders a few months ago.

On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Chad Smith  wrote:

http://www.alliedelec.com/lp/120626raso/

 

Just giving a heads up.


- Chad W. Smith

 

 


=============================================================== From: Matt Keys ------------------------------------------------------ Meh. at that point it should just load a full kernel/os. I was thinking maybe coreboot too but they don't fully support ARM yet. :( From: chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org] On Behalf Of Lynn Dixon Sent: Friday, July 06, 2012 12:26 AM To: CHUGALUG Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Raspberry Pi - Available for order NOW Na, doesn't have native PXE support :( But you could prolly whip something up with gPXE mini-kernel on a small sized SD Card. Curious Lynn, does the onboard nic support pxe/bootp? That'd be nice as a credit card sized thin client. From: chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org] On Behalf Of Lynn Dixon Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2012 1:56 PM To: CHUGALUG Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Raspberry Pi - Available for order NOW Meh, its a cool toy. The one nice thing about the Pi is the GPIO pins if you are into that sort of development. Its a nicely built device, and it runs several flavors of ARM supporting linux nicely. I got the one that has built in ethernet, so I can just hook it up to a wireless keyboard with built in trackpad and toss it behind the TV. I am thinking about bringing it to work and using it to drive a monitor to display Nagios and Solarwinds dashboards. The price is hard to beat, but the shipping times are the deal breaker. Like Chad said, there are already other cool little mini devices hitting the market that can do alot more for just a little bit more money. So Lynn - is it worth a buy? There are smaller HDMI computers running Android 4.0 and have things like built-in WiFi on the market now - but they are about twice the cost. But that cost may lower in the next 3 months (aka the shipping time you pointed out). - Chad W. Smith On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Steve Keylon wrote: Yeah. It's launched before but I still haven't seen it available on their site. Sent from my iPhone They just sent me an emaill today. I knew about the order day a long time ago, but I was under the impression that it sold out in like 30 seconds. Sorry for the non-news. - Chad W. Smith Its been available for order for a long time Chad. I think you missed that Allied is stating a 12 week delivery date. Thats about the delivery times since all the vendors starting taking orders back in March. I have had my Pi for a while now, its pretty cool. I ordered mine the day they were taking orders a few months ago. http://www.alliedelec.com/lp/120626raso/ Just giving a heads up. - Chad W. Smith