Nov 292012
 

raspberry

If in these days you take a look at the list of possible gifts/gadgets that will be hot in the next Christmas you’ll find almost for sure the Raspberry Pi.

This is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also able to play high-definition video and sending the output through an HDMI interface to a TV or a monitor and all of this at a starting price of around 25$.

The design is based around a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and 128 or 256 Megabytes of RAM, with two USB ports and a 10/100 Ethernet controller. The design does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, instead relying on an SD card for booting and long-term storage. The board is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems and there is a lot of interest on the open source community with many small distro born to support this new hardware such as raspbian, a free operating system based on Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware.

Recently the Raspberry Pi Model B with 512MB RAM has been announced and put on the market.
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May 272012
 

Article by Giuseppe Sanna

Your beloved son, while heading back from a wonderful holiday, has magically overcome all the intricate steps of the camera and was able to remove hundreds of photos of the entire trip? Have you carelessly formatted an hard disk? Have you corrupted the file system of a SD card or USB stick? Wow! They are all very unpleasant situations … Situations that have made ​​put you in trouble ! Today, thanks to two simple tools, we will see how to retrieve all the lost data, or at least those recoverable …

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