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Comment Re:You forgot one (Score 1) 86


UP board is AMAZING specs.

Agreed. This looks like the perfect upgrade from the Raspberry Pi, assuming they get it right. A quad-core 64-bit CPU with USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet are exactly what I'm looking for. And I'm sure the Intel Atom's USB controller won't be broken, unlike the one contained in all the Broadcom SoCs used in the various Raspberry Pis. Software workarounds never solved all of its problems.

Submission + - Are Ouya circling the drain? (reddit.com)

rephlex writes: For over a week now the Ouya console has been unavailable for online purchase from Amazon, Target, GameStop and Ouya's own store. Target appear to have only a very limited number of Ouyas remaining in stock at some of their stores. Ouya's CEO Julie Uhrman has not yet publicly commented on this ongoing lack of availability. Some have speculated this is an indication that the arrival of the next-generation Ouya is imminent, although with the apparently lacklustre sales to date of both their hardware and software and the resulting questionable financial state of Ouya this appears unlikely.

Comment Re:is the USB 'bug' fixed, at this point? (Score 1) 77

No, they haven't completely resolved the multiple bugs with USB on the Raspberry Pi and I don't expect they ever will. Some of them seem to be completely unsolvable in software..

Incidentally, they've just started a beta test of the latest round of USB fixes: http://www.raspberrypi.org/php...

Comment Re:Raspberry PI USB Power Issues (Score 1) 246

Nope, doesn't help. Hot-plugging a USB device on a Raspberry Pi without USB polyfuses (which are only present on the first version of the Pi) can cause the Pi to reset or crash. I tried putting this infomation on the Raspberry Pi page on Wikipedia but it was reverted, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Raspberry_Pi&diff=559064643&oldid=559049166

Comment Re:Open Console (Score 1) 305

This simply isn't true. XBMC on the Raspberry Pi is actually a rather poor experience. The Ouya is reputed to be powerful enough to decode H.264 in at least 1080p24 (using the ARM CPUs NEON instructions on all four of its cores) if need be, i.e. no video decode hardware acceleration necessary This ability might come in handy with some non-standard H.264 content that the Pi can't play.

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