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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.


Summary


Pros:

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

Cons:

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

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