[Freedombox-discuss] Raspberry Pi 2
anders.jackson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 20:54:50 UTC 2015
Den 4 feb 2015 18:26 skrev "lee jones" <slothpuck at gmail.com>:
> I think it might be a bad idea for the RPI2 to be used as a
> "freedombox". Firstly microsoft is apparently RPI's partner in any
> case and that could mean digital locks are forthcoming at any time.
> There are other alternatives out there besides. One to avoid.
Please, do not post FUD like this. There are nothing to support your
claim, on the contrary. As the cheif designer of RPi A, B, A+, B+ and 2 has
gone out of their ways to make the RPi 2 backwards compatible with previous
versions, both hardware and Software wise.
Yes, MS have promised to deliver a version of MS Windows 10 to run on the
RPi 2 and so have Cannonical with a version of Ubuntu.
But nowhere there even have been one note about making it more closed, on
the contrary. They have invested money to make it more open.
So yes, there are arguments against RPi and RPi 2, like not everything is
open in it, and you can't boot without some closed firmware, like most PC
machines you all use to surf and read mail here.
But there are equal arguments for its use, like that it is available
everywhere and lots of people have experience with it, like PC with BIOS
and UEFI in many PC, also not open freeware.
So, make arguments, but not FUD...
> On 2/4/15, Anders Jackson <anders.jackson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2015-02-04 15:48 GMT+01:00 Sunil Mohan Adapa <sunil at medhas.org>:
> >> On Tuesday 03 February 2015 11:47 PM, Felix Oxley wrote:
> >>> Is it possible that the Raspberry Pi 2 is or could become an/the ideal
> >>> platform fro FreedomBox?
> >>> :-)
> >> Despite its shortcomings, it would be nice to have support for this
> >> popular device for the mind share that it has.
> > Yes, that is an huge advantage, and price is nice to $35.
> >> If someone already acquired one, it would be nice to try our current
> >> raspberry pi image and see if works. After that we can build a armhf
> >> image rpi2 for full performance benefit.
> > No, have not yet. But what I understand, the only thing that is
> > needed to get the 4 core to work is to add another kernel, then the
> > use space will be the same. Recompiled to take advantages of the new
> > instruction set and its speed.
> >> --
> >> Sunil
> > /Jackson
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