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Overclocked Raspberry Pi Running Raspbian Is Lightning Fast

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    Overclocked Raspberry Pi running Raspbian OS is lightning quick (click for full article)

    "The goal of the Raspberry Pi Foundation in releasing limited quantities of the Raspberry Pi was to accelerate the development of software for the machine before targeting schools. It seems to be working, and anyone lucky enough to have received their Raspberry Pi will soon be enjoying a much faster operating system.


    The reason for this is the development of the Raspbian Linux distribution. It is a distro based on Debian, but with all the packages optimized specifically for the Raspberry Pi. While multiple flavors of ARM-friendly Linux are already available for the tiny machine, Raspbian is the first to target it specifically and focus on performance. The new OS also takes full advantage of the floating point hardware the board's processor contains-something previous distributions haven't been able to do.


    One of the Raspberry Pi developers, going by the name of Dom, has been experimenting with Raspbian and the performance improvements it brings. He's also managed to successfully overclock the board to run at 1GHz instead of the stock 700Mhz the ARM11 chip ships at.


    The combination of an overclock and optimized operating system make the Raspberry Pi noticeably faster and lightning quick at loading web pages. Even without the overclock, Raspberry Pi users are promised a number of speed improvements."


     
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    Raspberry Pi Review & Rating | PCMag.com (click for full article)

    "Back in personal technology prehistory-you know, before computers were idiot-proof enough to grace any living room-it was tough to use a PC without possessing an intimate understanding of how and why it worked. The advent of prefabricated machines and graphical operating systems has helped the industry explode like those of us who witnessed its birth could never have dreamed of, but that remarkable success has come at the cost of the pioneering spirit that started it all. But all hope of regaining that foundational force it is not lost.


    The Raspberry Pi ($35, as tested), a tiny and brilliantly inexpensive proto-computer, encourages exactly the kind of exploration and tinkering that are nowadays often relegated to even the fringes of the DIY and enthusiast communities, and demands your active participation and intellectual engagement. But be forewarned: You cannot be a passive user. From the instant you pull it out of its box, you're fully committed, and if you don't know what you're doing, you're going to have to learn quickly. If you think that sounds like fun for you and your family, the Raspberry Pi is one computer-project you'll love sinking your teeth into."
     
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