All indications point to the Raspberry Pi going on sale tonight, midnight our time (6AM GMT.)
There are lots of new projects that you can do on the Raspberry Pi. I discussed several of these in my other post:
- A possible replacement for lab PCs or Internet "kiosk" PCs
- A display device, like the video display outside Higbies (over the network, or from a USB flash drive)
Personally, I'd like to use one at home to build a small "webcam" device. When my wife & I visit friends in the Cities, we leave our 3 cats unattended overnight. Call me sentimental, but I'd like to hook up my cheap webcam to a Raspberry Pi, aim it at the living room couch, and have it snap a picture every 5 minutes or so. Then I can "virtually" check in with the cats while I'm away for the evening.
I'm also interested in trying the Raspberry Pi as a desktop replacement. With Gmail and Google Docs, most of my day is spent in a web browser. The operating system has become (mostly) extraneous. The Raspberry Pi will ship with a Linux distribution (based on Fedora) - which includes the familiar Firefox web browser. Can I do everything I need at work "out of the box" using Raspberry Pi? I'll let you know, once I get my own Raspberry Pi.