On 29/02/12 13:07, Gordan Bobic wrote:
> Peter Robinson wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 12:33 PM, Gordan Bobic <gordan(a)bobich.net> wrote:
>>> Frank Murphy wrote:
>>> Still only available for pre-order-interest-registration, though.
>>> The good news, however, is that the type A device (available some
>>> time later
>>> this year allegedly) looks like it will also ship with 256MB of RAM
>>> of the originally planned 128MB), which elevates it from "useless"
>>> "mostly useless" as far as running a current Linux distro is
>> Fedora at least runs just fine with 256Mb of RAM. I have a few devices
>> with such spec that will happy run a UX on them, the XO-1 is one
> Define "runs just fine", please. Default desktop environment with some
> commonly used applications like Firefox and Thunderbird? My Thunderbird
> expands to over 150MB of RAM when it loads.
> And then there's LibreOffice...
> If "runs just fine" is intended to mean "average desktop use", I
> think the experience with 256MB of RAM fits the description.
I think you are missing the point of the Raspberry PI. It is not meant
to be a "professional" proper workplace fully blown machine. It is a
development board for kids and teenagers, with the odd University
student thrown in. Whatever other developers do with it is another story.
If we're going to talk about missing the point then IMO running a full
fat desktop distro like Fedora (or Ubuntu or any derivative of the two)
on it is missing the point.