On 29/02/12 13:21, Gordan Bobic wrote:
Tristan Santore wrote:
> 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>
>>>> 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
>>>> "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 don't
>> 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.
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"Desktop distro" is
a bit misleading here. Maemo and Android are also
"desktop distros", nothing stops you from using either that way.
I think you are more referring to "Gnome". If you dont want gnome, use
lxde, xfce or some other light weight weird and wonderfully named
DE/Window Manager. They are lighter weight.
I think this topic is going a bit off-list now though. The merits of
various arm devices running various distributions is a bit off-topic.
Tristan Santore BSc MBCS
Network and Infrastructure Operations
Former Thawte Notary
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