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Old 28-02-2012, 19:00
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Hey,

In case you are interested the Raspberry Pi will be available for purchase tomorrow at 6am for $25 here http://www.raspberrypi.org, with an initial run of 10000 units.

If you don't know what it is:

he Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. Itís a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.
Good luck for anyone trying to get one.

Gormond.
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Old 28-02-2012, 19:12
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$25 + HDMI TV for me .

I'll wait
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Old 28-02-2012, 19:16
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I'm on nightshift till 7am so ill be trying!

Hope i manage to pinch one
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Old 28-02-2012, 20:00
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It looks like a really nice idea. Can't wait to give one a go
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Old 28-02-2012, 20:18
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It might also be an announcement of a soon to be release date.

I'm wondering if they will sort of lotterise the first batch.
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Old 28-02-2012, 20:54
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They're making an announcement at 6am. They may launch the sales, but were going to announce sales to the mailing list. Nothing has reached my inbox, so my assumption (and a few on the raspi forum) is that they'll announce the launch date tomorrow.
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:16
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They're making an announcement at 6am. They may launch the sales, but were going to announce sales to the mailing list. Nothing has reached my inbox, so my assumption (and a few on the raspi forum) is that they'll announce the launch date tomorrow.
They seem to have a big deal about the time so I'm gonna be up just in case.
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:21
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They seem to have a big deal about the time so I'm gonna be up just in case.
Yeah, me too just in case
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:22
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a lot of people on hotukdeals are assuming it's going on sale as well.

i think i want one

i guess on a basic level you could set it up as a 'smart' media streamer, obviously with the software and codecs .. and probably an IR sensor to allow for a suitable remote.

installing a HDD to make it a full blown media centre might be a bit more involved
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:29
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a lot of people on hotukdeals are assuming it's going on sale as well.

i think i want one

i guess on a basic level you could set it up as a 'smart' media streamer, obviously with the software and codecs .. and probably an IR sensor to allow for a suitable remote.

installing a HDD to make it a full blown media centre might be a bit more involved
Use a NAS, problem solved

I have a jail broken apple TV that plays everything, I just want one to mess about with for fun lol
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:35
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I just want one for the fun of it! Might try and put it and a HDD into one of my old 80's computers- fedora on the beeb or the spectrum!
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:44
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Use a NAS, problem solved
give me the money to buy one then
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Old 29-02-2012, 05:38
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Anyone up for this?

Im at work till 7 so gonna try and get one if it indeed is up for sale today. the store is down for maintenance just now so lets hope!
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Old 29-02-2012, 05:49
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Not just the store, I can't load raspberrypi.org now, either
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Old 29-02-2012, 05:51
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I can load http://www.raspberrypi.com/ but not .org.....
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Old 29-02-2012, 05:54
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Both sites crashed now.
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Old 29-02-2012, 05:55
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.com says the store is down for maintenance, .org says it can't connect (I'm running firefox but have tried chrome as well)
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Old 29-02-2012, 05:56
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Oh jesus, now Chrome has throttled access to the site as it thinks im spamming it!!

NOOOO!!!!
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Old 29-02-2012, 06:05
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There's a static site up now at http://www.raspberrypi.org/

RS site for ordering not responding though!
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Old 29-02-2012, 06:05
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Buy here http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalD...id=raspberrypi

Or here:-

http://farnell.com/

£21.60

No limit to orders now either! D
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Old 29-02-2012, 06:08
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There's a static site up now at http://www.raspberrypi.org/

RS site for ordering not responding though!
I got to the RS site but not Farnell.

However, RS are only taking 'interest' and not yet selling them.....
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Old 29-02-2012, 06:14
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http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Art...nd-farnell.htm
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Old 29-02-2012, 06:19
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I'm only getting a 'register your interest' page, which the RasPi twitter account says is the wrong page

edit... the team are on to it. They arent impressed that they are seeing the interest page rather than the actual page...
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Old 29-02-2012, 06:26
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@bryanajones We're selling, but the interest has crashed both distributors.
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Old 29-02-2012, 06:27
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17190334
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