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Friday, June 1, 2012

First Impressions of Raspberry Pi

Well a Raspberry Pi arrived in the post today:

These are my first impressions after using it for less than an hour.



Easy to get up and running, no uboot type issues, Debian SD card image works well, comes with LXDE which feels fast, network works out of the box.  Image includes a 3.1.9 kernel.

Sample Debian image is really well designed


No obvious serial connection.
Default Debian image needs to be resized for but has a swapfile as the last partition. Easy to fix though.

I used Ubuntu 12.04 on my development PC to load the image. I powered the