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    Exclamation Raspberry Pi microcomputer now on sale

    The credit card sized computer is available to purchase



    Raspberry Pi can now be yours. Furthermore is that the model A has doubled the initial RAM without price change.

    We have been talking about the Raspberry Pi for a while and finally, the team behind announced that it can be purchased right now. In the initial batch there are only Model B boards (The ones that had Ethernet and extra USB port) for about 35$.

    Later next month the Model A which now has the same amount of RAM as the B, 256MB will be available too for just 25$.

    Here is the full press release:

    RS Components Announces Launch of Raspberry Pi $35 Computer

    New low cost credit card sized computer now available to pre-order from RS websites

    RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, today announced that the revolutionary credit card sized single-board computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation is now available to pre-order from RS websites around the world. Created for educators, programmers, developers and IT enthusiasts, the kits can be pre-ordered at rswww.com.

    "Raspberry Pi provides a revolutionary low cost platform, which opens up programming to a whole new audience. We are very honoured to have been chosen to work with the Foundation as a distribution partner at the launch of this exciting new tool."

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity established to promote the development of computer development skills in education across the globe. Its vision is for Raspberry Pi to provide budding IT developers and programmers with a base platform to exploit the full power and potential of computing within the Linux environment, at a remarkably low cost. As such, Raspberry Pi computers act as an enabler for the next generation of programmers to enter the IT industry.

    RS was selected as a distribution partner for Raspberry Pi because, in the eyes of the Foundation, it connects with engineers across the globe throughout their careers. As such, the company is well positioned to provide Raspberry Pi adopters with support, advice and access to additional resources as they embark on new development activities. It was particularly impressed with the DesignSpark community and resources provided for new developers working on Open Source designs.

    "RS has always been a trusted and reliable partner for engineers across the globe. The RS DesignSpark community and their free PCB design software connects with engineers throughout their career, and is being adopted by many universities around the world," said Eben Upton, founder and trustee of Raspberry Pi. "This ethos of providing resources for engineers, along with the company's support for open source design, makes RS the ideal distribution partner for Raspberry Pi."

    Glenn Jarrett, Head of Marketing, Electronics, at RS Components, added, "Raspberry Pi provides a revolutionary low cost platform, which opens up programming to a whole new audience. We are very honoured to have been chosen to work with the Foundation as a distribution partner at the launch of this exciting new tool."

    Further information on the Raspberry Pi Foundation can be found at www.raspberrypi.org. For more details on the RS DesignSpark community please visit www.designspark.com. Raspberry Pi can be pre-ordered from the RS website at rswww.com.
    Head to the links below for more info and buying options.

    OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.raspberrypi.org/#foundation

    ONLINE ORDERS: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/

    Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this news item, sadly it looks sold out everyplace already, we need to wait until April now, would be a great XBMC replacement!

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    FML! I've been hawking this thing for a few months and had like 6 days without checking back... well they did say end of february, but I didn't think they'd sell out. Oh well, guess I'll have to wait then.
    LOL! The TROLLZ LIVE!

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    This will make an perfect newcs linux cardserver! :P
    One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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