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Raspberry Pi Gets 512MB Filling 178

Posted by samzenpus
from the bigger-and-better dept.
sfcrazy writes "Good (and bad) news for Raspberry Pi lovers, the Model B has been upgraded to 512MB RAM from 256MB. Bad news is for those who already got their Model B shipments because all those who have outstanding orders with either distributors will get the *upgraded* version of the device, means with 512MB RAM instead of 256MB. The upgraded devices should be arriving to customers from today onwards. Raspberry Pi team will be pushing a firmware upgrade soon so these news devices can detect and use the additional RAM."
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Raspberry Pi Gets 512MB Filling

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  • by decipher_saint (72686) on Monday October 15, 2012 @10:02AM (#41657157) Homepage

    Hmm, I guess the alternative is to wait until just before the end of time to buy all your devices.

    (but you just know they have better devices in a parallel universe anyway)

  • by kelemvor4 (1980226) on Monday October 15, 2012 @10:05AM (#41657201)

    @ $50, it's not even an issue. buy a second one! wooo.

    FTFY. Although at this point, I didn't really buy a pi, I loaned them 50 bucks.

  • Re:THE!!!! (Score:3, Funny)

    by L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) on Monday October 15, 2012 @10:18AM (#41657351)

    I have been reading Slashdot for fourteen years and I have never once complained about the grammar in a summary before. Usually there are enough pedants out there to do more than enough complaining, but this summary is horrible. I do not blame the submitter because I realize that English may not be his or her first language, but I thought Slashdot was supposed to have some sort of editorial staff who at least read the summary once before posting it to the front page. I had to read the second sentence several times to confirm that it meant what I thought it did, and in the rest of the summary the article "the" is missing at least two times. I really do love this site, but if you want to call yourself an editor, then please do the job or turn it over to someone who will.

    Muphry's Law strikes again [wikipedia.org]

  • by MightyYar (622222) on Monday October 15, 2012 @10:31AM (#41657545)

    I know I said in the past that I would buy one when Western Digital started making them

    I know, I'm waiting for Boeing to start making automobiles. Toyotas just aren't reliable enough ;p

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist. I personally think you are better off with an Intel SSD, since intel has experience with chips. WD might know how to make a good spinning disk, but AFAIK they don't own a single chip fab.

  • by msauve (701917) on Monday October 15, 2012 @10:52AM (#41657805)
    "I guess the alternative is to wait until just before the end of time to buy all your devices."

    Even better, if you're buying at the end of time, pay with credit!

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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