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    Phoronix: Raspberry Pi's Raspbian OS Updated With New Kernel, Startup Wizard Improvements

    Raspberry Pi's Debian-based Raspbian OS has been updated today with four months worth of improvements for this popular ARM SBC...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...pbian-20181009

  • #2
    Typo:

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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    as always drom RaspberryPi.org.

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    • #3
      Why did they drop Mathematica?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by George99 View Post
        Why did they drop Mathematica?
        Indeed... While I understand it can save space for lots of people who are not going to use it at all, at the same time I hope it's not because they're slowly stopping support for it. It's a really educational and useful program.
        BTW, link to the changelog:
        http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/ras...ease_notes.txt

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        • #5
          650 MB is a lot for Mathematica being installed by default when most people won't use it. It's a great piece of software, so I'm sure it will remain available if Wolfram hasn't pulled licensing. On a full home license it's $300, so it's certainly possible they decided to stop giving it out for free to Raspberry Pi users. I didn't find news in a search.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by George99 View Post
            Why did they drop Mathematica?
            Because, why it was included That was a pilot partnership preview programme, probably signed on 5 years. Could be because you know, partnerships starts - partnerships ends.

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            • #7
              "Why did they drop Mathematica?"

              Because the ORIGINAL inclusion was nothing more than a 'PR Stunt'--and not on the part of Wolfram, either.

              In case you haven't been paying *real* close attention, most things the Raspberry Pi Group does is a PR stunt.
              Like 'Power-Over-Ethernet' that doesn't work because of a basic, BASIC simple circuit design error which no entry-level designer would ever make--and be fired for making. Like WiFi and Bluetooth for all those 8-year-old 'programming learners' who have been clamoring for those capabilities. Like announcing--and feeding to the world FOR MEDIA CONSUMPTION EVERYWHERE--"GIGABIT ETHERNET"--which only runs at 300 MHz. Like announcing a totally unworkable 'bag-of-parts' display, so they could match Odroid's display introduction. Like all the double-talk which STILL surrounds the RPi's heat problem--which doesn't exist any more; didn't you know--it's been fixed: the RPi simply RELIABLY (now) throttles back now under an overheat condition--processing power is dispensed with...and on and on... Oh, and the biggest PR stunt? Eben Upton's continual circumlocution, since the first day of the RPI's introduction, regarding the lack of a simple, SIMPLE turn-off, or 'shut-down' procedure--again, which would have been included by *any* entry-level circuit designer of such a system, had one been used--which would NOT corrupt the main data storage of this simple electronic device WHICH WAS DESIGNED TO BE USED BY 8-YEAR-OLDS.

              "Why did they drop Mathematica?"

              'They' didn't. Mathematica (Wolfram) 'wised up'.

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              • #8
                On the other hand, that PR stunt you're constantly shitting on :

                - is historically the first "low-cost computing for everyone" solution of the modern era that actually managed to ship and was actually successful (RIP, OLPC. Nice idea though...)
                - is what caused regained interest in "affordable SBC for everyone" at other manufacturer (there would havebeen all these better SBCs that you tout if RPi didn't boost the interest in the first place)
                - has sold a ginormous fuckton of units and is still selling, and these ARE still cheap nowadays (unlike the "2nd batch" problem mentioned by some in the forum thread about LaFritte SBCs)
                - because of the above, has a copious amount of ressources (HOWTOs, 3rd party hardware extensions, etc.) available online. Want to do XyZ with your Pi ? There's a guide for that.
                - is the default "go to" board for maker project (even more HOTWOs available). Want to built a Smart Mirror ? The blog explaining the build will most likely be based around a RPi.
                - is still getting regular update even several year after the first unit shipped.

                So yeah, maybe the board isn't perfect.
                On the other hand, it has been massively successful.
                And is both widely available and cheap. Which are key important points in some circles. Maybe not yours, I take it.

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                • #9

                  "...- has sold a ginormous fuckton..."

                  Read much?
                  Write much?

                  THINK much?

                  "...Maybe not..., I take it."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DrYak View Post
                    On the other hand, that PR stunt you're constantly shitting on :

                    - is historically the first "low-cost computing for everyone" solution of the modern era that actually managed to ship and was actually successful (RIP, OLPC. Nice idea though...)
                    - is what caused regained interest in "affordable SBC for everyone" at other manufacturer (there would havebeen all these better SBCs that you tout if RPi didn't boost the interest in the first place)
                    - has sold a ginormous fuckton of units and is still selling, and these ARE still cheap nowadays (unlike the "2nd batch" problem mentioned by some in the forum thread about LaFritte SBCs)
                    - because of the above, has a copious amount of ressources (HOWTOs, 3rd party hardware extensions, etc.) available online. Want to do XyZ with your Pi ? There's a guide for that.
                    - is the default "go to" board for maker project (even more HOTWOs available). Want to built a Smart Mirror ? The blog explaining the build will most likely be based around a RPi.
                    - is still getting regular update even several year after the first unit shipped.

                    So yeah, maybe the board isn't perfect.
                    On the other hand, it has been massively successful.
                    And is both widely available and cheap. Which are key important points in some circles. Maybe not yours, I take it.
                    Sounds like those complaints about the original IBM PC. Another one of those flawed successes. Boy was that a PR stunt by IBM.

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