If anyone is interested in supporting a sustainable computing project, eoma68 has been around for years. They have been working out manufacturing issues for a long time and it's impressive to see them sticking with it. There is a lot of passion and community there.
@murph @erm67 The point isn't the speed of this particular CPU or the amount of RAM, those can always be swapped out for a different set. The point is being able to swap it out, much like desktop computers and previous generations of laptops.
As for the allegation that it will be "completely unusable", I'm not sure. If it ships, I will let you know. Seeing as how people feel that the raspberry pi is usable, I suspect this will be too.
@murph @erm67 The fact that people feel that a computer with multiple cores and gigs of RAM and storage, and that they are reasonable to feel this way, really highlights the problem of bloated software.
Nobody will be running Windows 10 on these computers or playing Call of Duty, but nobody does that on their phones either. Without appropriate software, I agree that it'd be useless.
@adam @erm67 @stevelord @aral I agree, but a budget chip from 2012, and 2g of ram will be a tough fit for even a lean Linux distro these days. I think it will be a tough sell for the standard (which is what EOMA68 is) when the device is so far out of date. Yes, you can easily swap in a new one, but the only one available is lagging behind quite a bit.
I think people either get the concept or don't. That 2Gb card arriving soon would be replaced with a more powerful card down the line. But the more powerful ones can only be made if this ships in quantity.
2Gb should be perfectly fine for a BSD. I love the concept and I know how much hard work will go into something like this.
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