Raspberry Pi Model 2

Raspberry Pi model 2 announced today by the Raspberry Pi Foundation

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Photo from Raspberry Pi website



It was a really exciting day today in the world of Raspberry Pi and I nearly missed it in the business of teaching today at school.

The specs look amazing and I really can’t wait to order one!

* 900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
* 1GB memory

The news which seems to have been picked up on is that the new processor will run the full range of ARM GNU/Linux distributions as well as Microsoft Windows 10.

It is important to note that this is not going to be the desktop version of Windows 10 but a non-desktop version which you would use for embedded projects. The Raspberry Pi foundation will not be supporting Windows 10 Embedded so there will be no educational resources. This will also not replace the current OS.

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With a processor benchmarked at running 6x faster and twice as much memory this is a real beast of a Pi (sorry for the expression) and I really can’t wait to get my hands on one.

Do you have one yet? Leave a comment below.

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