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Nokia Researcher Puts Firefox OS On Raspberry Pi

timothy posted about 2 years ago | from the obscure-sports-quarterly dept.

Firefox 75

judgecorp writes "Mozilla's mobile phone operating system only exists in an early beta form, but Oleg Romashin, a researcher at Nokia, has already got it working on the Raspberry Pi and posted video to prove it. We don't think this indicates any alternate strategy for Nokia if Windows Phone doesn't pan out, but it does show that Firefox OS is portable, and the Pi is capable, and both can be played with — which will please both Mozilla and the Raspberry Pi Foundation. And the Firefox OS work in progress is available for download (direct tarball link)."

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So? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009181)

I can't even get a Pi. I placed an order 2 months ago. Still no feedback.

Re:So? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009565)

So it's immediately less valuable as a community project and provides less benefits to those who own it, because you personally can't get your hands on one, because you missed the order window for the first batch of 10,000 and are too cheap to buy one of the thousands being listed on eBay?

Sorry, I must have missed the Slashdot community vote where you were appointed the center of attention for the entire fucking universe.

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41012905)

They are now for general sale. There seems to even be bundles coming complete with keyboard and SD card with a preinstalled Linux distro.

Re:So? (1)

MXPS (1091249) | about 2 years ago | (#41011061)

I ordered a Pi from Newark/element14 (a Farnell company) about 1.5 months ago and it finally got delivered yesterday. I would check them out if you are still looking for one. I am located in US, so I'm not sure if that will make a difference or not but I believe they ship internationally as well.

Re:So? (1)

SimonTheSoundMan (1012395) | about 2 years ago | (#41013629)

Not sure why it is taking you so long. I ordered two from element14, took two days and three days respectively.

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41023011)

So shell out the extra $37 and get one of these [amazon.com] instead. I don't understand the draw to Raspberry Pi. It's severely underpowered for doing anything, even at $35. I don't even count the $25 version as an option because it doesn't have ethernet (or any form of networking), rendering it utterly worthless.

Specs rundown between the two:

Raspberry Pi version "B"
ARM11 CPU @ 700MHz
256MB RAM
VideoCore IV GPU
USB 2.0 port x 2
SD card slot
Ethernet
$35 USD

Mini MK802
ARM Cortex-A8 CPU @ 1.5GHz
1GB RAM
Mali 400 GPU
USB 2.0 OTG port x 2 (one standard and one mini)
microSD slot
Wifi 802.11b/g/n
$72 USD

Oh (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009205)

Oh.

Invalid form key !! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009207)

We are not amused !!

Re:Invalid form key !! (1)

oakgrove (845019) | about 2 years ago | (#41009773)

Maybe troll Slashdot with your user account instead of as an AC behind some jinky proxy and you won't have that problem next time. Just a thought.

And this weeks (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009213)

Posting about Raspberry Pi is brought to you by Nokia! Congratulations Nokia for being this week's winner and ensuring that this fucking thing can't drop out of our consciousness.

When was the last week, the last FULL seven day week that we didn't have a story about this wonder-machine?

Well Played (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009215)

Raspberry Pi, Nokia, Mozilla, Firefox all in one slashdot article - nice work.

Re:Well Played (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009329)

Apple's going to use Bitcoins to patent the idea.

Re:Well Played (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009527)

FTFY: Raspberry Pi, Nokia, Mozilla, Firefox and Windows Phone all in one slashdot article - nice work.

Re:Well Played (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41012889)

Actually this project and research work has nothing to do with Nokia, it is my just for fun work.

Nokia driving the company in to the ground (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009257)

Is Nokia stupid or just trying to run the company in to the ground? They're seriously attempting to go with a new platform, not a well established OS like Android?

It's nice to know which direction Nokia is going, it tells the investors to sell and potential investors not to invest.

Re:Nokia driving the company in to the ground (2)

hlavac (914630) | about 2 years ago | (#41009515)

Nokia is an empty shell, zombie puppet company controlled by Microsoft. They have been running into the ground for some time now. They have no future. They are an asset being spent to push Microsoft agenda.

Re:Nokia driving the company in to the ground (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009793)

Nokia started out 1869, over the years they have changed fields and branched out quite a lot. What we are talking about here is the consumer phone part of Nokia. I doubt that Microsoft have any say in anything that Nokia Siemens Networks does or for that anything related to any other part of Nokia.

Re:Nokia driving the company in to the ground (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41010441)

Shhh, you'll shatter his simplistic worldview.

Re:Nokia driving the company in to the ground (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009843)

Is Nokia stupid or just trying to run the company in to the ground? They're seriously attempting to go with a new platform, not a well established OS like Android?

Is Nokia stupid or just trying to run the company in to the ground? They're seriously attempting to go with a new platform, not a well established OS like Symbian?

Would that have been your quote a few years ago if Nokia announced they researching to use Android on their new product?

Idiot, these projects are called research for a reason. They try stuff and see what work best. Fuck off.

224MB memory? Forget it. (4, Insightful)

KiloByte (825081) | about 2 years ago | (#41009353)

Sorry, but with only 224MB memory, this is a bad idea. I've tried multiple browsers on Pi -- including full-blown like Firefox or Chromium, and minimalistic like Midori; the only one that's actually usable is elinks. Especially if pages as bloated as Slashdot are involved.

Gooseberry, if it ever becomes something more than vapourware, might get into an usable range (512MB minus video memory).

It's interesting how no graphical browser of today can cope with that little memory, when back in the day we could browse fine with 4MB.

Fennec (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009481)

FirefoxOS is like running the Fennec browser, except without all the bloat of Java for the UI.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (2)

jcupitt65 (68879) | about 2 years ago | (#41009493)

The mobile browsers work OK in that much memory. My ipad1 can browse fairly well and "only" has 256mb of ram.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

KiloByte (825081) | about 2 years ago | (#41009641)

Looks like we have different definitions of "fairly well". After an aeon or two of swapping, it manages to render Slashdot after all, but I don't have that much patience. And, on many pages (sadly, Slashdot excluded), elinks is actually not that bad.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

oakgrove (845019) | about 2 years ago | (#41009735)

What's wrong with Slashdot in Elinks? I browse this site and many others in Elinks everyday (right now actually) and haven't had any problems at all. Maybe it's because I'm on the old comment system.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

Threni (635302) | about 2 years ago | (#41010013)

Slashdot doesn't render well on any mobile browser. I've tried Dolphin, Chrome, Firefox and the stock one on Android 4.0.4 (s3) and (most of those browsers on) 2.3.4 and 2.3.7 and it's horrible. I'm actually quite suprised at how little effort has been spent on this site for mobile. In particular, if you try and click on your user name at the top right of the screen you get the `options` and `accounts` links; it's impossible to click the username itself. Also, each subject doesn't wrap properly, forcing you to scroll left and right to read long ones. Finally, while I'm ranting, the options screens are completely unintuitive, which the little question mark link for help just restating the name of the option - not very helpful. Isn't there someone involved with Slashdot who can turn the mobile (view of this) site into something to be proud of? Failing that, just do a native Android app and be done with it.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

JDG1980 (2438906) | about 2 years ago | (#41010649)

From a technical POV, it's surprising just how much the Slashdot site sucks, given that it's written by and for geeks. Not only does it not work very well on mobile, but it also doesn't support Unicode. As a result, copying and pasting quotes will often result in garbage being inserted where there should be dashes, smart quotes, or other special characters. Come on, it's 2012; there's absolutely no excuse for this.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

rbrausse (1319883) | about 2 years ago | (#41011251)

it's surprising just how much the Slashdot site sucks

this is /.'s USP - if the site would work flawlessly it would feel like a boring news aggregator...

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

tlhIngan (30335) | about 2 years ago | (#41012711)

From a technical POV, it's surprising just how much the Slashdot site sucks, given that it's written by and for geeks. Not only does it not work very well on mobile, but it also doesn't support Unicode. As a result, copying and pasting quotes will often result in garbage being inserted where there should be dashes, smart quotes, or other special characters. Come on, it's 2012; there's absolutely no excuse for this.

Do not confuse geeks with website designers. It's just the same as assuming that since you can program, you can design a UI. Different skillsets, different specialities. Sure people think it's possible to do the other job, but the end result is usually quite nasty.

And the reason Slashdot doesn't handle unicode is simple - it actually does, but it does it on a whitelist basis rather than a blacklist. There was a spurt of trolls sticking right-to-left override characters in their comments resulting in unreadable pages. So /. basically whitelists a few characters (since a lot of the valid codepoints aren't defined yet and may include even more control codes).

Though it is fun from time to time sticking right-to-left override in a comment system to see if they blindly handle unicode...

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

unixisc (2429386) | about 2 years ago | (#41015987)

And you forgot that it's not even available on IPv6

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

AchilleTalon (540925) | about 2 years ago | (#41012851)

From my experience, no site render well on mobile browsers except if there is a website's version written for mobile devices. Something few are paying attention to.

Firefox on Nokia N9 renders well and is responsive (1)

SpzToid (869795) | about 2 years ago | (#41016627)

Slashdot renders great on the last ~3 versions of Firefox mobile on my Nokia N9, (which are provided via OTA updates). Ajax and all, it is very responsive, while the rendering quality seems very well done. (It was good before those versions also, but it seems zippier and more responsive with each version since). Firefox on the N9 is a joy.

Disclaimer: I made websites for a living, so I figure I am fairly discerning.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

jcupitt65 (68879) | about 2 years ago | (#41011683)

Slashdot is horribly broken on mobile, but most other sites that aren't daft work well on an ipad1. It's certainly fine for casual use.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

jcupitt65 (68879) | about 2 years ago | (#41017215)

I timed the slashdot homepage on an ipad1: 1.5s for something to appear, 5s for the whole thing to finish. Seems fine to me. The BBC homepage takes less than 3s and appears fully-functional.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 2 years ago | (#41009535)

You might want to check out the VIA pico-ITX ARM board [viaembedded.com] .

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41011661)

Finally a professional PCB layout having external connectors on one side of the board.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (2)

Revotron (1115029) | about 2 years ago | (#41009653)

Rather than add more memory, why not use the architecture of the Pi to write a new browser that doesn't suffer from software bloat and scope creep? The RPi project was initially targeted at teaching children how to write programs that run on small, simple, and affordable systems with no fancy toolkits or bloated libraries.

In other words, the way it used to be, when 256MB was a blessing and not a hindrance.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41010057)

It's not the programming that prevents people from creating their own light-weight browser. It is the horrifying pile of "standards" that one has to implement to view websites correctly in the browser that scares them away (Although a browser that could only XHTML would be nice).

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 2 years ago | (#41012239)

Yep. To create and maintain a web browser that is capable of rendering the current-day web, you need an army of developers.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (4, Insightful)

WankersRevenge (452399) | about 2 years ago | (#41010685)

It's interesting how no graphical browser of today can cope with that little memory, when back in the day we could browse fine with 4MB.

Back in the day, a good practice was limiting your entire page to under 100kb. Now, you're lucky if a page clocks under 1mb even with all the caching going on. Don't get me started on sites like the Huffington Post or Destructiod.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

vmlemon (1203598) | about 2 years ago | (#41010975)

Hmm, what about trying to build Escort (http://code.google.com/p/es-operating-system/wiki/UsingEscort) for the Raspberry Pi?

It seems to be very lightweight; already runs on Linux; and it's based upon a new architectural design, and a brand new rendering engine. It shouldn't be too much of a hassle to build, time/dependencies-wise.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

corychristison (951993) | about 2 years ago | (#41012623)

Thats about par with low end Android phones and tablets. My phone and tablet (each $150 or so) have around that 256MB RAM mark. Both seem to run the latest Firefox Mobile Beta fine.

Optimization is always necessary, especially when something is written for x86 and compiled to ARM.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

steelfood (895457) | about 2 years ago | (#41013513)

That's because everything's done by the browser nowadays. Whereas in the past, you'd have static pages that the server dishes up with each interaction, today, you have the browser rendering all the interactions, with the server supplying only the variable data.

For example, if this was old Slashdot, if you clicked on a comment, it opened up in a new page. For new Slashdot, if you clicked on a comment, the comment now opens up in the current page, while the rest of the page is reformatted (lenghtened, shortened, etc.) to include the new text. That's all done client-side.

AJAX makes for snazzy pages by increasing the complexity all around. On a home machine, you can afford the slight (or sometimes not-so-slight) resource hit. On an embedded system, which the Raspberry Pi most resembles, you cannot.

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

SlashDev (627697) | about 2 years ago | (#41016771)

I recall the old days of EMS where a piece of software would double your memory by compressing/decompressing on the fly, whatever happened to those?

zRam (1)

tepples (727027) | about 2 years ago | (#41056577)

Are you talking about something like RAM Doubler for classic Mac OS or zRam for Linux?

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | about 2 years ago | (#41018073)

1) turn off javascript, it will help a shitton
2) go look at webpages from the 4 meg days, now go look at a modern site, see how that works?

Re:224MB memory? Forget it. (1)

KiloByte (825081) | about 2 years ago | (#41018273)

0. install AdBlock, configure it to axe not just ads but also all trackers and similar sleaze. And especially all those Fecesbook/Google+/Twatter/whatever "likes".

Trickleware (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009433)

Who cares, Raspberry Pi may as well be vapourware given that there is no supply. I'm an IT Manager who manages an entire Educational Institution (Their target market apparently) and I see a use for these devices in our environment but I can't even one lousy unit for testing! I've been waiting months. We should coin a new phrase, Trickleware, because it trickles down the supply chain like piss called rain down a leg.

Re:Trickleware (2)

stiggle (649614) | about 2 years ago | (#41009525)

Farnell seem to be quicker at fulfilling orders than RS - plus you get a t-shirt.

Re:Trickleware (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009539)

If I wanted a T-Shit, I'd buy a 1,000 from Indonesia.

Re:Trickleware (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009721)

T-Shirt? I didn't get one of those. Ah, well...I got one of the first 10k anyhow.

Re:Trickleware (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009603)

There's no supply because the Pi is manufactured in BATCHES to keep the price down. If it REALLY means that much to you, buy one on eBay or wait until the second round of orders in a month or two, you cheap SOB.

Re:Trickleware (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009663)

How is someone suppose to integrate a product into an environment when they can't be sure if there's actually going to be reliable supply? It takes alot more effort then just buying these things to actually use them for teaching or some other purpose. Code, documentation and learning has to be written, that's alot of time to waste if you can't be sure of solid supply of these things.

Re:Trickleware (1)

Dave Whiteside (2055370) | about 2 years ago | (#41010569)

wrong - both RS and farnell are on continuous manufacturing at approx 4k each per week [ http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1588 [raspberrypi.org] ] there is still a large backlog to get though though.
RS seem to be worse
farnell have been delivering within the week for some people.

yes the drivers need a bit more work
yes there is no accelerated x so that runs slow -
yes they work fine if you have a good PSU and are lucky with usb keyboards .

Re:Trickleware (3, Informative)

SilenceBE (1439827) | about 2 years ago | (#41011583)

Ordered one with farnell and after 4 days it was delivered , even if the website states 5 weeks.

Re:Trickleware (2)

SimonTheSoundMan (1012395) | about 2 years ago | (#41013791)

I ordered two on two separate orders, one took two and the other three days.

Nokia researcher? (1, Funny)

hlavac (914630) | about 2 years ago | (#41009451)

Is this an attempt by Microsoft to fragment the Raspberry Pi platform?

Re:Nokia researcher? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009705)

I would be utterly astonished if Microsoft was paying any attention to the Raspberry Pi "platform" at all. They can't even get the Slashdot commentards to take it seriously.

Re:Nokia researcher? (1)

gl4ss (559668) | about 2 years ago | (#41012089)

the article doesn't mention under what capacity oleg did the porting work, pretty much that they just pulled from linkedin that he worked on meego browser.

Re:Nokia researcher? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41013481)

He's probably just brushing up on some developer skills in preparation for his inevitable return to the job market.

Of course, now that he's outed himself as a somewhat competent individual, he will be promptly fired so he can't be a hindrance to Elop's "bankrupt Nokia and sell their empty shell to Microsoft" plan.

Nice (1)

ickleberry (864871) | about 2 years ago | (#41009519)

Better than the phones they been making the past few years.

adv (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41009957)

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The Pi is capable? (2)

DrXym (126579) | about 2 years ago | (#41010603)

The Pi is 700Mhz ARM processor with 256MB total memory (some reserved for GPU) and some hardware for OpenGL and MP4. The more you can push onto the GPU the better because the CPU is designed to power set top boxes and the like where the CPU should marshal the hardware and do as little as possible otherwise. So Raspbmc works okay for the most part because mp4 content is being powered by the hardware and there is only one main process running. But Raspbian demonstrates that a desktop performance is awful even with the lightest of configurations. I don't expect the performance of Firefox OS to be earthshattering. Even budget phones would have a faster CPU and more RAM than the Pi. It might run and be interesting for that, but I think performance will be poor especially on heavy content. So calling the Pi "capable" is reaching a bit.

Underpowered, with hardware issues (0)

csumpi (2258986) | about 2 years ago | (#41010747)

I have a RPi, but the current hardware version has some major issues.

Not enough memory - As some other commenters noted, the 256mb memory is not enough to run X. Forget web browsing, unless you want to wait minutes to load websites. With Scratch loaded, which is one of the advertised used cases, there's only 10-20mb memory left, with the 240-16 memory split.

Not USB 2.0 compatible - This is a major issue. I tried about a dozen keyboards, most don't work at all, the one that is semi usable repeats keys every so often. The installed fuses only allow ~100mA power, USB 2.0 spec is 500mA. The capacitor installed on the USB power lines is only 47uF, the spec calls for a minimum of 130uF per power line (this makes hot swapping impossible, basically the device freezes if you plug in something while running.) To fix these issues, I added a wire to bypass the fuses and also soldered on some capacitors to fix the hot plug issues. However there still seems to be a driver problem, as my keyboard repeats characters.

Overheating - Mine overheats, even unboxed. It could be that I have a faulty unit. When it overheats, the ethernet stops working. I glued on some heatsinks to get around this.

Maybe the expectations were too high. Maybe this device should be advertised as command line only.

I wish the designers of the RPi would officially admit to the hardware issues, and stop manufacturing the current revision.

Re:Underpowered, with hardware issues (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41011099)

You honestly don't think 256MB of RAM is enough to run X? LXDE only uses about 100MB, Xfce runs with about 120-130MB, GNOME 2 will run with 130MB and KDE will run with less than 200MB. I've installed openSUSE with KDE4 on a machine with 256MB of RAM and had it work fairly well.

A light desktop and a mobile or light browser won't use up 256MB of RAM. You're either trolling or doing something wrong.

Re:Underpowered, with hardware issues (2)

csumpi (2258986) | about 2 years ago | (#41011613)

I'm using the official Raspbian image. When I start LXDE, run Scratch or Midori, I get only 10-20mb free memory.

I quickly abandoned LXDE, installed xmonad, now I have 50-60megs left in the same scenario. While I love xmonad, and it's the only WM I use on all my linux machines, it's not for everyone. But even under xmonad, web browsing is at best super slow with Midori. Chromium is completely useless.

We can get a lot of things to"run" on the RPi, or a machine with 256mb ram. But the real question is, can we get it to run well? Can it do a quick google search? Can it scroll through a webpage with decent speed?

As it stands, I can see the RPi as a faster replacement for Arduino, with a wider range of development tools. But not as a standalone computer to be used in education with X and Scratch.

Re:Underpowered, with hardware issues (1)

Hatta (162192) | about 2 years ago | (#41011975)

But even under xmonad, web browsing is at best super slow with Midori. Chromium is completely useless.

With luck this will spur the development of an actually light weight web browser.

Re:Underpowered, with hardware issues (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 2 years ago | (#41012401)

There's still Dillo [dillo.org] ... ;)

Re:Underpowered, with hardware issues (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41011625)

Do you have a Model A or Model B?

I have a Model B running Raspbian, and it runs X just fine (slow, but usable). All my USB peripherals work just fine. I'm running off a 1000 mA 5V Micro USB charger (the website recommended at least 700 mA). I have never experienced any kind of overheating (my Pi runs 24/7), although to be fair, I'm only using it as NAS controller.

But you're right, the Pi really works great as a command-line only device. I wouldn't run X on it even though I can.

Re:Underpowered, with hardware issues (1)

csumpi (2258986) | about 2 years ago | (#41011771)

I'm running it off a 1.85A rated power supply. I have the latest firmware installed. Maybe I was just unlucky with all the keyboard issues, but so far I still have no keyboard that works flawlessly.
As you said, it works well from the command line. If I just keep it running, it does not overheat. The overheating issues showed up when I was cross-compiling some packages. But the heat sinks seem to have fixed that for now.

Re:Underpowered, with hardware issues (1)

Hatta (162192) | about 2 years ago | (#41011819)

As some other commenters noted, the 256mb memory is not enough to run X.

That's quite plainly bullshit. I run X on a P200MMX with 128MB of RAM. X itself is quite efficient unless you start loading up kdelibs or some shit.

Re:Underpowered, with hardware issues (1)

csumpi (2258986) | about 2 years ago | (#41012169)

You are correct, I should've defined the use case better. I can run X on it fine. I can open multiple terminals under xmonad, ssh to my server and do some administration (although scrolling the terminal window atakes about a second to redraw in full screen). I can even browse the internet with elinks. I can control the GPIO from python.

But it's not for running Midori, Scratch or gimp.

Raspberry Pi has 3 known USB faults (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41017059)

Three types of USB-related faults have finally been accepted by the Foundation, after a long struggle during which they denied everything for months:

A. Limited endpoints:
It can handle only 8 USB endpoints, which means that you can run out of endpoints when plugging in just 2 or 3 devices (a hub just uses up more endpoints and makes this still worse), and then the entire USB system and your networking dies.

B. Data loss:
The USB driver requires realtime response from the Linux kernel when handling USB's split transactions. Since Linux is not a realtime O/S, those transactions can fail depending on random Linux scheduling, and so the Raspberry Pi's USB system is plagued with intermittent USB data loss.

C. Tracking fault:
- The USB hub/Ethernet controller device (LAN9512) is incorrectly connected on the board, sharing its personal 1.8V regulator with the rest of the Raspberry Pi board. This is out of spec and seems to be responsible for the excessively high temperature of the USB chip, and may contribute to the USB problems.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation's forum and the Raspberry Pi technical discussions group at Element 14 have many threads devoted to these issues.

...soon to be a ex-Nokia researcher (1)

iampiti (1059688) | about 2 years ago | (#41011425)

"...as soon as Stephen Elop found out the researcher was thrown out of a window while Elop threw a chair and yelled "You don't disrespect Windows Phone like that!"."

In other news (1)

mpfife (655916) | about 2 years ago | (#41016743)

Chris Weber, the CEO and former Microsoft executive, fired Oleg Romashin stating that "Resistance to our Win7 strategy is futile. You will be eliminated."

it is ok (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41019397)

Limits are always bring interesting things come out.

Like, twitter with 140 char limit.

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<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>