I wonder how easy it is to run a non-Linux OS on Raspberry PI. I am sure it has very good support for Linux drivers but how about others? Can one easily use this cheap and capable hardware platform to run other operating systems? (I know it does not support Windows.) Another question is how friendly is it when it comes to debugging tools etc.
@anandvy: The beauty of catalogs is they are geography-neutral. You can order the Raspberry Pi from either PF or RS no matter where you are located. RS expects more stock next week; PF will probably get more at the same time.
Barbara, cost of the device is very less and its only $35, which is very low when compare with similar products. I think that’s the first lot and in coming lots there may be a chance for increase the price based on demands. That’s a general strategy for capturing business and let’s waits and sees about their pricing policy in coming days.
why can't it be sold as a product in a neately packaged in enclosure so that this can be used as a PC at home.
@elctrnx_lyf, that is a very good idea but the only disadvantage is it would push the cost of the product higher. And I am not sure if people will buy this if manufacturers increase the price of the product. I think the whole idea of the project is to keep the product simple and raw.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.