First post, by 386SX
I'd like to know if anyone here use the embedded computer Raspberry PI based on an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz (16KB L1 and 128KB L2) cpu, 512MB ram and VideoCore IV gpu. It runs various Linux and not based os with USB/Ethernet/HDMI/SDcard and ask around 3W and someone says close to the speed of a Pentium 2 more or less.
From my experience it's nice cause you can leave it powered on 24h with a 5V phone supply, no fan running and noise and no heatsink. There're ports of Quake2 and 3, various emulators etc..
What do you think about these (and others being basically a smartphone soc for a desktop usage) microcomputers and would you compare with older Windows 9X/NT hardware?