In Pictures: The Gearhead Show - 8 teeny tiny computers

Even though we're all walking around with computers in our pockets (a.k.a. smartphones) there's still lots of uses for even more and even smaller computers.

Raspberry Pi: Take a Byte!

The Raspberry Pi is a Linux machine based on the Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip and is about the size of a credit card. This platform includes an ARM 1176JZF-S 700MHz processor with a VideoCore IV GPU, and 256MB of RAM; storage is via an SD card slot. The Model A has one USB port and no Ethernet while the Model B has two USB ports as well as Ethernet. The Raspberry Pi Foundation developed the device for education with open source hardware and software. It can run Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora or Arch Linux ARM, and Python support is planned. The Foundation claims performance is something like a 300MHz Pentium 2. The Model A is only $25 and the Model B $35!

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