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- Created 2012-02-29
is a credit-card-sized
developed in the
Raspberry Pi Foundation
with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic
The Raspberry Pi is manufactured through licensed manufacturing deals with
. Both of these companies sell the Raspberry Pi online.
The Raspberry Pi has a
system on a chip
(SoC), which includes an
processor (The firmware includes a number of "Turbo" modes so that the user can attempt overclocking, up to 1 GHz, without affecting the warranty),
IV GPU, and was originally shipped with 256 megabytes of
, later upgraded to 512MB. It does not include a built-in
, but uses an
for booting and long-term storage. The Foundation's goal is to offer two versions, priced at US$25 and US$35. The Foundation started accepting orders for the higher priced model B on 29 February 2012, and the lower cost model A on 4 February 2013.
The Foundation provides Debian and Arch Linux ARM
for download. Also planned are tools for supporting
as the main programming language, with support for
, (via the
image or the "Brandy Basic" clone for Linux),
On 17 December 2012 the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with IndieCity and Velocix, opened the "Pi Store", as a "one-stop shop for all your Raspberry Pi (software) needs". Using an application included in Raspbian, users can browse through several categories and download what they want. Software can also be uploaded for moderation and release.
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From where will you be able to buy a Raspberry Pi computer?
http://www.raspberrypi.org/#howtobuy - "The Raspberry Pi is available at either Premier Farnell or RS Components."
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