Does this mean it may be possible to install Linux Mint at some point in the not too distant future?
Raspberry Pi fans rejoice! Support for another of the diminutive computers has been added to the next version of Linux Kernel, 5.1. The Pi 3 Model A+ Single Board Computer (SBC) was added as part of a much larger update that brought support for a wide range of Arm hardware. We took a look at new Model A+ back in November and …
I think it'd be rather amusing (but admittedly not especially useful) to be able to install a running Opie, like I hadve on my old Zaurus.
Mind you Mint would be nice as well ... because then it might be worth trying to install Slackware... :-)
You can already run Slackware on various Pi ... See:
For more, see Slackware ARM on Raspberry Pi (SARPi):
For the record, I'm using a SlackPi as a dedicated development box for my ATmega328 greenhouse project. It's actually quite nice to work with. Recommended.
As someone who only had a SlideRule to make calculations at school, these Raspberry Pi device blow me away just as much now as when they were first produced. I guess they are now the equivalent of my meccano sets. Long may the Pi keep being improved upon and produced.
A slide-rule! Such luxury only when I got to college. The calculator then had a valve, a vacuum tube, though it was only for the display. You could see the filament glow faint orange in the dark.
I only had log tables at school.
No doubt someone older will write how they didn't even have a modern abacus, but moved little stones in grooves (insertis calculis tractus). In case you wondered how people did counting using the Roman numerals. They neglected to tell us that at school when we were learning Latin and the mad Roman numerals. No wonder they employed Greeks, Hebrews, Persians and Egyptians as mathematicians.
I never did have the money for a programmable calculator. I bought a computer. Now the clones of the Casio with handy Bin Oct Hex Dec modes in slim brushed alloy front are only €2 and the actual Casios do fractions and seem harder to operate. Well, I've got an HP RPN calculator simulation on my phone. My wife had a real one once.
I use an abacus to calculate critter nutrition needs in my feedbarn almost daily. Normal calculators die in a matter of weeks in that environment. I still use sliderules, where applicable (in the aircraft & "back of the envelope" calculations for ranching needs, mostly).
Now THAT's what I call a Sun Workstation!
Just posting an early letter to Santa from my children.
Thank you for the Raspberry Pi 3A which is very nice and lots of fun and we have learned lots and lots about Linux and Python because of them and that's a good thing for us at school and where my Daddy works.
Please can you send me and my Daddy a Raspberry Pi 4 as well? The one with USB3 and SATA would be very nice. Thank you.
Rudolph Hucker the 4th.
GNU GUI and applications like libreoffice are the car.
The linux kernal is like petrol/gas.
You need fuel but you do not excited about fuel.
I can not find a application that would only run with a different kernal.
The Raspbian respository is pretty much identical to the complete Debian.
Freeradius, Wireshark, LibreOffice, the usual Web servers, and web browers, vlc, vnc, ssh, ftp, tftp, SQL databases; it is all there.
What would be helpful is a more powerful processor.. at the same price, power consumption, and same board form factor.
The free technical assistance from Broadcom early on has proved a great commercial investment.
A generation of engineers are learning their trade on Pi. Which is very good for chip sales long term. These people go on to design set top boxes, and washing machines. Broadcom could cut a deal on a more recent ARM, or the Pi people should talk to the ARM competition.
"Do you not have a smart phone?"
No, I do not. However, if I were to have one, how exactly would it help me with your (mis)use of written English? And why should I have to use a computer to derive the meaning of your message? For that matter, CAN I use a such a device to derive your meaning? Do we have an app for mind reading now?
"If the sense is clear, the communication has worked."
First impressions may be shallow, but they matter in our society. English is a precise language when used precisely. When used imprecisely it says nothing about the reader, but everything about the author.
Standardized spelling is not critical to understanding or precision in communicating ideas. People were writing laws and contracts before dictionaries became popular around 1800, and then they only established a locally normalized spelling.
If you ask a friend under 40 to show you their phone messages, it will become clear than in an informal context, spell is not particularly important.
In my case, my PC localization is not english so it is just not spell checking.
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