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I fail to understand people who don't seem to realise what the Raspberry Pi project is about. The primary focus is putting cheap hardware in the hands of kids to enable them to try programming and basic control of electronics. The USB C ports was put on to allow higher supply current, it has almost *NO* USB functionality.
The business model of the Raspberry Pi foundation is to license manufacturing for a small royalty fee, so they don't have a model that supports product recall and rework (particularly for <5% of use cases).
They have a superb support infrastructure for what the product is designed to do. Nearly all of the so called Pi alternatives are either more expensive or have only limited support.
I would congratulate Upton on getting his priorities right.
Did Linus miss the Intel announcement that Apple will move their PCs to ARM 'by 2020'.
Yes, ARM in the data center has multiple false starts but there are now companies with 10's of billions of dollars investing in ARM everywhere.
Delays in Intel's migration to 10nm and 7nm have cut much of it's lead and shown it is no longer invincible. It would be a fool who would say x86 days are numbered but nothing in the history of technology lasts forever.
What I see as essential however is that we don't con ourselves into believing that we are teaching programming if we never get past the simplest of concepts and that we teach it extensively enough that an A grade cannot be achieved without demonstrable skill.
I have no advice to offer on the best place to download OpenSolaris, however I watched the launch video and every time Mark Hurd says "next slide" the presentation changes! Was he using Siri or is it just possible that the president of a leading technology company doesn't know how to use the most basic technology?
A Radeon graphics card does 1.2 Teraflops for 160w of power, so 800 of them is a Petaflop for 130Kw. A 50% increase in processing power and 30% decrease in energy should just about do it.
You just need about 100 of these initially then leave them for a year or two and they'll write their own operating system.