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    Can't wait for my RasPi

    Is anyone else here planning on buying a Raspberry Pi and putting Fedora on it?

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    I might buy one for personal use, at school we have stacks of old mini-ITX machines that were used as thin clients and now retired as part of our renewals. These would make ideal devices for programming - so if/when the ICT dept want to do this it would be just as easy to supply an old mini-ITX machine over an RPi.
    I might look at RPi as a thin client replacement esp when a PoE option is available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I might buy one for personal use, at school we have stacks of old mini-ITX machines that were used as thin clients and now retired as part of our renewals. These would make ideal devices for programming - so if/when the ICT dept want to do this it would be just as easy to supply an old mini-ITX machine over an RPi.
    I might look at RPi as a thin client replacement esp when a PoE option is available.
    Spoke to Dos_box about this on Friday, he's thinking about running some of the old arcade emulators on it and sticking the RasPi either behind the monitor or inside the keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I might buy one for personal use, at school we have stacks of old mini-ITX machines that were used as thin clients and now retired as part of our renewals. These would make ideal devices for programming - so if/when the ICT dept want to do this it would be just as easy to supply an old mini-ITX machine over an RPi.
    I might look at RPi as a thin client replacement esp when a PoE option is available.
    I work in desktop VDI so im looking to build a Citrix thin client with mine

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    Mounting them in ethernet sockets like the JackPC would be a good idea.






    I'm in an afterschool club building one of these: http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap (although we blew most of the electronics in it last week, oops)
    We could probably use it to build jackPC style cases.
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    Im intending to get one for me and shoving riscos on it and evaluating for use as a thin client and owt else i can think of

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    I will definitely be getting at least one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo-FB View Post
    Is anyone else here planning on buying a Raspberry Pi and putting Fedora on it?
    No, I'm planning on buying one and putting Debian on it :-) It's interesting that most of the discussion I've seen around the Raspberry Pi so far has been by people who have some kind of specific plan for it - thin client, embedded controller, etc. Anyone have any plans on how to use the Raspberry Pi in a classroom setting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    No, I'm planning on buying one and putting Debian on it :-) It's interesting that most of the discussion I've seen around the Raspberry Pi so far has been by people who have some kind of specific plan for it - thin client, embedded controller, etc. Anyone have any plans on how to use the Raspberry Pi in a classroom setting?
    Well, I think this is where you get to make your mark, if any of you have any ideas please post them up .I've already suggested to ZH that we may need an ideas/managing RP forum, so please be patient for a relevant forum to become available.

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    I will be getting one and setting it up to run XBMC and mounting it to my TV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Well, I think this is where you get to make your mark, if any of you have any ideas please post them up.
    I'm thinking maybe some kind of kit to allow pupils to make thir own computer - design the case, pick where the I/O ports go, etc. You'd probably wind up with something similar to a Commodore 64 - keyboard on top, electronics underneath, ports around the edge. It should make for a good Design & Technology project. You could allow the pupils just enough freedom for them to feel they are actually making something but constraits would be in place to avoid things going completly haywire. They could probably customise the case decoration and how the ports are arranged around the sides - if you made those sections out of craft-knife cuttable wood or plastic they could cut holes and insert I/O ports themselves. You'd just need to supply keyboards and basic cases and a bunch of cables to lead out the connections from the Raspberry Pi board itself to the edges of the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I will be getting one and setting it up to run XBMC and mounting it to my TV
    Only prob i see with that is ive never seen any specs for sound on it

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    Personally I diskike the phrase 'in the classroom' as I think this goes against the philosophy behind these. They need to be allocated as personal devices to the students who can then take them home and fiddle. The classroom should be about inspiring students with ideas and empowering them to go off and play and learn, bringing them back in to show off stuff they've done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    Only prob i see with that is ive never seen any specs for sound on it
    It does sound fine through HDMI according to the creators....so happy days.

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    Also has a 3.5mm stereo jack for those poor people who don't have anything with HDMI on it yet

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