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    RaspberryPi delivery date

    I was allowed to order my Pi on 29th May from RS.

    Has anyone who ordered from RS around that time heard anything recently about delivery?

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    ordered on the 18th and ive had it a while and just thrown it in a box atm i find it too slow to be usefull and im hoping future better optimised distros fix that

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    Had a dispatch notice two days ago from Farnell now waiting for delivery. Anyone know who Farnell use for deliveries?

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    I got that invite around the same time too, but I didn't order until a couple of weeks down the line. Just had an e-mail last night from Parcelforce that it's on its way.

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    Mine took around 3 1/2 weeks from RS from ordering to shipping.

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    RS deliveries take about 10 days, they just turn up in the normal post, don't know who the courier is though.
    So far, I've managed to get 2 Pi's, also got a third one just being dispatched

    Edited because of my inability to read the OP properly!
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    I ordered from RS mid june and got a 6 week estimate. I had ordered after my allocated week, so I think it was put to the end of the list. I managed to damage my first one (from farnell), and break both the usb ports and the network ports.

    The desktop was quite slow, but I found it usable. As you say, when they get hardware rendering working properly it should be much better. I've had audacity and other programs running, and they've shown quake 3 running as well. I've managed to make sip phone calls using linphone. So the device itself is fairly powerful.

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    Sometimes I cry at peoples reading skills here

    RS!!!!!!!

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    Mine took around 3 1/2 weeks from RS from ordering to shipping.
    When did RS accept your order?

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    just had an e-mail last night from Parcelforce that it's on its way.
    RS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    ordered on the 18th and ive had it a while and just thrown it in a box atm i find it too slow to be usefull and im hoping future better optimised distros fix that
    What are you trying to do with it? As a desktop replacement then yes it's slow at the moment for running X and you have to be careful how many programs you have open, but it's still quite usable, especially if you overclock it which is perfectly acceptable as long as you don't over-volt it as that voids the warranty. I have mine running at 900Mhz for the CPU and 500Mhz for the memory, perfectly stable.
    As a device to hack around with it's great and I quite like the fact it's not a speed demon and limited in memory, that adds to the challenge Compared to old school stuff I used to use it's a speed demon anyway. Have a play with the console and you'll find it's pretty good, also have a look at some of the XBMC distros as a media centre, they're getting quite impressive now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Sometimes I cry at peoples reading skills here

    RS!!!!!!!

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    When did RS accept your order?
    I've booked an appointment at Specsavers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    What are you trying to do with it? As a desktop replacement then yes it's slow at the moment for running X and you have to be careful how many programs you have open, but it's still quite usable, especially if you overclock it which is perfectly acceptable as long as you don't over-volt it as that voids the warranty. I have mine running at 900Mhz for the CPU and 500Mhz for the memory, perfectly stable.
    As a device to hack around with it's great and I quite like the fact it's not a speed demon and limited in memory, that adds to the challenge Compared to old school stuff I used to use it's a speed demon anyway. Have a play with the console and you'll find it's pretty good, also have a look at some of the XBMC distros as a media centre, they're getting quite impressive now.
    just tried a little light surfing and rdp

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    Finally able to order mine today :-)

    Just got the 11 weeks to wait now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    just tried a little light surfing and rdp
    Try installing Chromium as the browser, it seems to work a little bit better, or try the Lynx text based browser which is always an interesting experience! I'll have a play with rdp, haven't tried it yet.

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    the whole xwin was just so slow. One of these days i will try a n other distro (rs aparently cant count to 1 so sent me 2 4gb cards lol). It just put me off so much i just threw it on a box and cba with it atm



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