A circuit board just about the size of a calling card, comprised of micro chips, ports and slots, is the world’s smallest computer that can run the most basic software and applications similar to what your current desktop PC can run, and that’s including doing spreadsheets and word documents, as well as process multimedia like PC games and video.
Raspberry Pi Foundation developed this very unique computer board to step up its goal of making technology available not only to those who can afford it, but to those who actually need it for learning and knowledge advancement. The Foundation is mainly focused on seeing the Raspberry Pi used by children who are interested in learning about computers and getting their first introduction to programming.
This little board has been launched earlier this year, around February, but due to a slight hardware port error, as well as the strain in shipping and heavy website traffic due to the uproar of enthusiastic users eagerly awaiting for their piece of fuss-free technology, there was a hold up in delivering the first few batches. There is Linux support. It is a big hit to developers and avid fans of LINUX as the smart little PC ran on Debian GNU/Linux and it costs just a little bit over $30!
Raspberry Pi launched with so much support that programmers, educators, bloggers, and tech freaks jumped in the Raspberry bandwagon — even the international news group BBC gave it enough coverage to fuel the fire. Until now, no PC can yet rival the Raspberry Pi when it comes to running common processing software, run games and play HD video with ease and smoothness and all with a very low price tag.
There’s a lot more in store for this little board, as it has been shipped “as-is-where-is”, and a little casing for protection and some more paraphernalias should do the trick!