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    BBC Basic back in schools onthe RasPi

    The Pi's backers have drawn inspiration from the BBC Micro.
    Produced in the 1980s by Acorn computers for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, they were widely adopted in British Schools.

    BBC Basic, the programming language which ran on the machines, provided a gentle introduction to the challenges of coding.
    Now it is set for a revival on the Raspbery Pi (or RasPi as it has become known)

    BBC News - Raspberry Pi bids for success with classroom coders


    Raspberry Pi specifications:

    Cost: Model A $25 (16) and Model B $35 (22)
    Weight: 45g
    Dimensions: 86mm x 54mm x 17mm
    Power: 5v micro USB
    Processor: ARM 11, 700MHz
    Memory: Model A, 128MB and Model B 256MB
    Connectivity: 10/100 wired Ethernet on model B
    Operating system: RISC OS, Linux. Debian, Fedora and ArchLinux will be supported from the start.

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    This is nice to hear, I grew up with Basic and BBC Basic was one of the better ones. Lets face it the moden user-friendly windows GUI is a muppet-making desert for the mind and games written in the bedroom with blocky 8-bit 2-D graphics are still the best!

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    Also available under RISC OS.
    Last edited by trevj; 5th July 2012 at 10:06 AM.

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