[ARMedslack] Upset regarding raspberry pi - unsuported.-Opinion

stanley garvey stanley at stanleygarvey.com
Wed Dec 26 23:21:24 UTC 2012

On Dec 25, 2012 17:19 "Stuart Winter" <m-lists at biscuit.org.uk> wrote:

> > > the Raspberry Pi Foundation go and do? they create a raspberry pi
> > > store
> > > with Debian (Raspiean app store or what ever). enough already, I
> > > want my
> > > children to lean how to programme, not how to download the latest
> > > app.
> > 
> > I don't see any issue, myself.
> [..]
> Also, it just occurred to me that an App Store isn't much different
> from a
> big 5.25" floppy disk containing loads of BASIC programs you could
> load in
> and run.
> The concepts are the same, just the name and the format changes.
> Guess I was just trolling, I was having a lack of faith, I was not
> sure how a 9/10 year old would take to running Slackware. I wanted the
> children to use Slackware because I use Slackware, but time was
> running short. and I did not think I had it right for a 9/10 year old
> child, so I thought 'hey why not just load the Rpi debian image?',
> checking the website I wrongly assumed they had gone commercial. This
> was further fueled by the conversation I had with my partner
> concerning lock ins and proprietary software ( iPods/kindles/android
> devices). My nephew is delighted with his RC helicopter, and the Boy
> wants only his XBox, the girl, however can't wait to write stories on
> the new computer . Now I have to teach her Vi.
> Happy Christmas and a fantastic new year.
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