Raspberry Pi Recieved!

December 28, 2012

Got my Raspberry Pi today – Its been a long time coming too, after having one on back order for 10 weeks, giving up and cancelling then being unable to find stock, a friend emailed me Boxing day to say he had a brand new one going spare (Rev 2 with 512mb ram). Needless to say I snapped it up, along with an 8gb SD card.

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I’ll be building it into an XMBC Media Centre, running Open Elec. I decided upon OpenElec against Raspbmc mainly due to the faster boot time, reported to be 45 seconds for OpenElec against 1m30s for Raspbmc. Another deciding factor was the install size – 900mb for Open Elec, against 3.7gb for Raspbmc. The other option was XBian, which came second place in my list due to the lack of auto-update functionality.

Read a great article comparing all three Raspberry Pi XMBC flavours

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