Raspberry Pi's Nonchalant Graphics Stack For Linux
Phoronix: Raspberry Pi's Nonchalant Graphics Stack For Linux
Many were talking yesterday about why the forthcoming $25/$35 Raspberry Pi system won't ship in kit form, but of more interest to Phoronix readers out of that blog post would be the details concerning their Linux graphics driver stack and what they will be supporting...
This device is a victim of hype...
Raspberry Pi has had about 3 stories a day show up on Slashdot for about the last year. The level of hype has outstripped the actual device. While it looks like a nice, low-power board that could be handy in many cases, the Raspberry Pi is not the pure-open source Windows/iPhone/Apple killer that the hype machine has portrayed.
Frankly, my 3 year old Intel Core 2 notebook with boring HD4500 graphics is *more* open-source friendly than the Raspberry Pi is. Of course, my notebook doesn't fit on a USB stick, but it also comes with I/O, wireless networking, real storage, etc. that the Raspberry Pi lacks. Moral of the story: New devices are nice, but they often don't live up to the inflated expectations and hype that get dumped on them. Second Moral of the Story: Underpromise and Overdeliver instead of the other way around.