QuoteActually, none of this is true.Well according to the experts on the Pi forum this is true. These are people with 12 years plus professional usage of Linux.
Actually, none of this is true.
Yes I am very new to Linux,
however I have not got 20 years left in me jumping through hoops to fix something that is just a tangled mess. The problem is that Linux is a great mess, it is better than it was but it is still a mess.
The code quality is very poor. Most of the time stuff simply does just not work, and you have to keep upgrading the distribution so that all you configuration is lost and you have to start all over again.
This passes for entertainment in Linux land. You can try automatic updaters like RPI-update and that just trashes your SD card, it sould have been called RIP-update.
One problem with the Pi is the USB drivers drop frames, resulting amongst other things repeating keys on some keyboards but not others. They can't solve that so what chance have I in solving that.
Frankly if you get you kicks from writing drivers and installing stuff then Linux is for you. If you actually want to do projects then there are much better solutions.
Only 12? Late to the game, then..
Linux is as lovely as the people who love it.
It may be very useful for situations like where you want to make a network printer box
It may be very useful for situations like where you want to make a network printer box,
Projects where the Pi is useful are things where you have data to gather ( slow data ) and you want to graphically display it. It is a small sub set of all possible projects.Something like a home security web based system sending web cam data over the net.In my wand projecthttp://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Raspberry/Magic_Wand.htmlI minimised the disruptive effects of Linux by using a hardware time to generate the delays. The program spends most of it's time in these and so is not affected unless the time is stolen just close to the very end.This picture is one of the "out takes" from that project and illustrates the point. In actual practice you don't notice this very much but it can be captured in photos.
as your old and shaky hands are not showing off the display in it's best light