I'm not feeling the excitement with the Pi, and I really wanted to.
I'm genuinely curious as to what their target audience is.
9) After five and a half hours stopped it with a control C and found out I couldn't ping anything. Rebooted and I could ping tried again, this time I got a message saying my certificates or time was not correct.
12) Googled that and found out this is because of a corrupt file that needs deleting and another one needs replacing. The snag is you need a Linux machine or windows machine to do that. I am on a Mac.
I would have thought you could mount the image somehow on the Mac, but perhaps not
As a Linux box it is pretty slow and underpowered.
As a teaching tool, well what is it teaching? Linux? (could do that on a PC).
The "computer lab" then becomes just a collection of monitors
the teacher will be the one who picks and configures the system software. Which could change from semester to semester.
QuoteThe "computer lab" then becomes just a collection of monitors Brand new monitors, equipped with HDMI.Hmm, not sure about that one.
The big problem isn't that the RPi needs new software: what it needs is the volume that will motivate people to package the software that already exists in a newby-friendly form.
But at what cost? The RPi is cheap enough that many schools in industrialized countries could afford to issue them like textbooks. The "computer lab" then becomes just a collection of monitors, mice, KBs, and whatever course-specific hardware the school chooses.
So you shouldn't complain because your OS doesn't work flawless, but instead start to track out the bug.