Following is an uncomplete list of maybe alternatives for the raspberry pi (if it fits to your needs). The common intersection of all listed items is "usb, hdmi out, linux driven".
It should be clear that the raspberry pi has a philosphy that differs from the rest .
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Wtf, absolutly no request reaches neither farnell.com nor uk.rs-online.com.
The original shop is
Down for Maintenance
, so do not give it a try.
Wish you the best for everybody who can order one, may the package arrive .
Ladies and gentlemen, set your alarms!
The Raspberry Pi Foundation will be making a big (and very positive) announcement that just might interest you at 0600h GMT on Wednesday 29 February 2012. Come to www.raspberrypi.org to find out what’s going on.
That is early in the morning .
These are populated boards from our first run of beta devices. They’re undergoing electrical testing alongside hardware and software testing at the moment, and if all goes well, the Raspberry Pi you’ll be buying in January (or by auction later this month if they all work as they should) will be exactly like one of these.
I am crossing fingers that beta test runs fine. It is so awesome that such a tiny device can do such a lot.
While browsing through the internet, i also found another device called CuBox.
This device comes with a pre installed os, so it is really plug and play. The main advantage are the available ports, like hdmi, two usb, eSata etc.
I found a german review on "Der Standard.at".
I also stumbled over OpenELEC which is a optimized linux to run XBMC and has an easy to install (on hdd, flash etc.) guide.
Maybe my i will plug in such a device in my tv at home soon .
A little arm cpu with an linux runs quake 3 in 1080p mode.
But that is not the main goal for this project.
Here you find the entry and a video