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Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM. Runs free Windows 10, but still same $35 price

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s low-cost computer was an instant phenomenon upon its release in 2012, and now, just shy of three years later, it’s back with a new one. The foundation is today announcing the Raspberry Pi 2, an equally cheap, equally tiny computer that’s meant for use in electronics projects, assisting experiments, and teaching kids how to code.

There are two key changes on this new model: its processor is now a lot more powerful and it includes twice as much RAM. What doesn’t change is just as important: it still sells for only $35.

“It’s a major leap forward in terms of computing power for users,” says Mike Powell, a technology development manager for Pi distributor Element14. Powell believes that the Pi 2 will open up a lot of new opportunities because of its added computing power. “A whole wave of new applications are now possible,” he says.

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Top 5 Linux based single board computers

As the market share of linux is increasing seamlessly , not only PC based or server based Linux versions are in demand, but a there is a great demand of compact low power Linux devices. So as the computing power needed is high in compact size, the developers are working on different SoCs like TI Sitara, Qualcomm snapdragon, Broadcomm MediaTek etc from different vendors. But now manufacturers have came out with ready to work development boards of this platforms. They are providing Continue reading

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