Some project should take up a “Leap Day” release cycle, only publishing new releases on Feb. 29.
A fun bit of it is that now a 64-bit quad-core computer with wireless networking is $35.
It has ARM’s “little” cores, with in-order execution, used for lower-end phones and the low-power mode on higher end ones; similar boards with the bigger cores cost a bit more and draw a bit more power. It’s still pretty dope!
Doh. I bought my very first Rasperrby Pi… last week.
Is late Feb. a consistent release date for new versions?
Short version: don’t worry about it, you’re not missing out.
Releases are inconsistent (basing this statement on their past history of unpredictable dates) and even if they weren’t, they sell out so fast and definitively that you shouldn’t expect to be able to buy one right away. I got very lucky when the 2 was released and ordered it that day, but most of my friends who got one didn’t see it for about a month. Also, the RPi 2 is fantastic as it is, unless you really need wireless. On top of that, the price isn’t prohibitive so you can order this new version too :)
TBH having to dedicate a USB port for a wifi adapter was a much bigger problem before they added the 2 additional USB ports; on the Pi 2 it’s not much of a big deal.
I’m curious if they still have the Ethernet hanging off of the USB (and if the Wifi is now hanging off there as well…)
WiFi is attached via SDIO.
I once killed the SD on raspberry 1 by running owncloud with mysql ?
It was dog slow as well…
Anyone with similar experiences?
You’d kill any cheap flash memory by absolutely hammering it with I/O. Unfortunately, quality SD cards are rare. Samsung’s EVO series seems to be the best bet for fast and reliable SD cards.
Thank you for the recommendation, it doesn’t seem that evo microsd is that expensive actually ?