Also, who knows. We may bump into a fix by accident. Stranger things have happened.All classic computers had hardware bugs, from the old HCF (halt and catch fire) command of the original PETs, to missing operations in early 6502s in the BBC Micro and C64 because they turned out not to work properly. This bug just means the unit may be slightly more power hungry in certain situations (mainly when it's idle) so it might need recharging every night or something, so it doesn't seem quite as serious to me even.
Sometimes I want to travel back in time so ~30 years and show the Computer fans back then what we have today. Just look at this little Pi400, you have an "Keyboard AIO Computer" for under $100 with that power, compared to old clasics like the Atari, Amiga, C64 and so on. No, I would not shock the past people with modern Smart Phones or big gaming PC's, just stuff they can compute (hehe). ^^This looks like fun:
Why? Because there is no other pocket computer like Pyra even after 5 years of development, so even with OMA5 idle bug is so unique and valuable.Why should i buy a pyra with OMAP5 with hardware bugs?
You can wait, but you will have to wait more than a year, even 2 years.I wait a few more month to get thy pyra with the i.MX 8. Performance and battery life will be increased.
And Raspberry Pi doesn't have to pay for Broadcomm IP.The rapsberry is build in hundreds of thousands or millions. That is what lowers the price.
Whoever wants a rapsberry can buy it easily. We don't need Evil Dragon for that. But I'm not interested anyway in a SOC that needs blobs to boot.
I know RPi 400 will have great sales because surprising some people see a computer only if they see a keyboard :OThis looks like fun:Post automatically merged:
Modern cars have a lot of CPUs inside. And power is on all time when car is started-on. Remember a normal car has a thermal power plant insideThis surprises me a bit, since in automotive there are very strict requirements on power consumption and so on. I would have expected that an idle mode is a must.
It's almost the same. When a SOC needs a blob to boot, the code in that blob is in a position to stay resident, keep control on the system, and in some way set up a virtual machine for the rest of the system to work in.The worst part of Raspberry is not only uese a lot o blobs, even a blob to boot, even worst is that closed OS for GPU is always on, it has real control (and its backdoors plus bugs) and highest priority, and the user OS you load after it is on lower priority. So you have a OS controlling your machine and you don't control that OS, even you know nothing about it (this also occurs on modern PC x86 CPUs).
sed 's/preorder/order/g'Yeah things are probably tight for development now, but it is great to see this project still going strong. I might hop onto the preorder bandwagon at the end of the year or beginning of the new year.
I'm still more excited for this thing than I am for new consoles or computer parts. I wonder what a small rPi cluster would do for it.