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Raspberry Pixel for the PC
« on: December 21, 2016, 11:59:13 am »
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/pixel-pc-mac/

Worth a look to run it from a USB with built in persistence or not.

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Re: Raspberry Pixel for the PC
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 12:42:26 pm »
You've gotta love the way they make beta testing sound so great. "We have a treat for you." Then they go on to say how it's a test release. Translation: Here's something we're building, now please go home and test it for us.

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Re: Raspberry Pixel for the PC
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2016, 02:02:39 pm »
I've now no time for the Raspberry Pi foundation >:(
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Re: Raspberry Pixel for the PC
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 10:28:49 am »
I briefly considered building a little Pi machine in the wake of the bungled (test) release of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition console.  You can build one of those on the cheap and play classic game emulators, but it's not exactly legal.  (it's only legal to have a game ROM for a game you own)  But, I didn't wind up going that route and that's all I'd use Pi for.  I wouldn't want Pi on my desktop.  It just doesn't do a whole lot for me.
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Re: Raspberry Pixel for the PC
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 12:24:08 pm »
It's not the Pi I have a problem with (which is a great bit of kit that kicked off a revolution) .. just the foundation behind it.
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Re: Raspberry Pixel for the PC
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 12:41:06 pm »
My issue is more of a "what the frack am I going to do with a dinky computer?" thing.  I already have a tablet and, for that matter, a phone that can do most of the things a Raspberry Pi can do, and they come with screens.  If I'm stationary, I want a real computer.  Multimedia applications are all I can see them being useful for, but I don't need that either.  I have game consoles and a Roku.