viking60 wrote:You can update store and delete on the SD card like a disk - that would include LibreOffice documents. It is just not a regular one, which you can buy and add if you like.
I update my Raspberry Pi with pacman -Syu as I do with a regular Arch install.
On your Pi you had to buy your storage separately, on a CHIP the storage is not upgradeable (at least not by anyone who doesn't have the ability to do SMT soldering).
viking60 wrote:I guess it does not matter since it will not satisfy your definition of a computer anyway.
By my definition (one of usability mostly) I say that these things are computers.
I can surf the internet write and save my letters send my e-mails and even play some games. That is computing - done by a computer.
The CHIP can not surf, play games, or send emails for $9, it needs more hardware first.
viking60 wrote:This is not for $9 but most people have a keyboard and a monitor lying around so they do not have to spend more.
That monitor better have an analog component input connector, because a $9 CHIP does not support VGA, DVI, or HDMI.
And for learning purposes these things are great - I believe the UK will start to use Raspberry Pi in the education system
Those kids will secure a bright future for the UK
(Once the teachers have grasped it).
Who said they couldn't be used for learning? In fact, who said it wasn't a computer? I am just saying it is not a $9 computer.
R_Head wrote:An electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form,according to instructions given to it in avariable program.
A CHIP cannot store or process data without a power supply which is not included in the $9.
R_Head wrote:That is one more capable than other, that is for debate. But a car with 16 Cylinders and another with 1 Cylinder engine still a car. 3,4 doors, add on luggage/ski rack, need to pay extra for sat nav/radio.... still a car.
A CHIP is a car without wheels
. If you happen to have wheels with the same bolt pattern lying around in your garage you can put them on and use it, or you can pickup some wheels for cheap on eBay, but wheels are not included in the base price of $9.