While waiting for my new Raspberry Pi 3 board to arrive so I can blog about it – I thought I’d jot down some thoughts following a conversation with a pal of mine in Canada.
Today, a new Raspbian release came out supporting the 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3. Hopefully it will be completely backwards compatible – the first thing I’ll be doing is trying out my script and I’ll report back if there are any issues.
The new board has both Bluetooth and WIFI – and of course the thing here is that they are not using any of the 4 USB ports – which means you could be using a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse – and STILL have 4 USB ports available – that pretty much blows away most of the competition – just a shame none of those ports are USB3.
The new NOOBS installer, should you go down that route – now has Windows 10 if that’s your thing. I saw a preview today and it looks ok – apparently both released and insider preview versions are available.
The new 64-bit Arm A8 Raspberry Pi 3 looks once again to have set the bar – it could be that many will be looking at their newly acquired alternatives and pondering putting them in the bin.
Until the postman arrives tomorrow…