Raspberry PI – great for learning but still no stable operating system

The Raspberry Pi has been shipping for some time now but operating system support is lagging way behind, which is frustrating for those wanting to do more with their Pi’s than learn Python.

The ‘recommended’ OS distribution for the Pi is a version of Debian Squeeze released in April. It appears to have no proper […]

Raspberry Pi $25 computer to launch around Feb 10?

The Raspberry Pi bare board Linux computer being launched by the charitable Raspberry Pi Foundation looks set to appear around three weeks from now. It is designed to help people learn computing in the same way that the Sinclair Spectrum and BBC Micro did in the eighties. At $25 or $35, it is very basic […]

Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (v 9.04) in beta now, full release due April 23

The latest release of Ubuntu, a version of the open source Linux operating system and prime alternative to Microsoft Windows, has just gone into beta. Codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, it has been in planning since September last year.

The new release provides faster bootup and includes a new version of the Gnome front-end which features Brasero […]