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

Steve Pirk pirkster at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 07:45:58 UTC 2012

If you are looking for a more source code based system than the canned
stuff Canonical puts out, take a look at Arch Linux. I put Slack, Arch and
Gentoo into the same category, and love Slackware because the install from
scratch is easy and works so well. It looks like there is a Archlinux Arm
build out for the Pi, so you could maybe be the guinea pig on testing it
out for us :)


-- steve <http://pirk.com>

On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM, stanley garvey
<stanley at stanleygarvey.com>wrote:

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