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Re: [opensuse] Why is RasPi worth more effort than older PCs? or Macs?
  • From: John Andersen <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:20:12 -0800
  • Message-id: <52CB483C.703@gmail.com>
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On 1/6/2014 1:46 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2014-01-06 21:09, John Andersen wrote:

For 35 bucks you get a whole computer with the Pi. For about $65 you get a
bunch of auxiliary features like a power supply case,
cables etc, that you really don't need.

But not a hard disk, keyboard, and display, which an old laptop has.



Right, but these things become a liability for utility machines.
They are also the first things to fail on a laptop.

You plug the Raspberry into your network and talk to it with ssh. You hang as
much
USB storage on it as you want, and you can pop out the microsd card
containing the OS and pop in a different OS.

The Pi is not going to be your desktop machine.

But the OP was complaining that even the old laptop is struggling with
that role. And he's right about that. Got a few of those kicking around too.



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