The most awaited Raspberry Pi personal computer is more or less nearing production. There may be a lot of sophisticated PCs in the market, agreed, but what's special about these 25$ PCs is - they are developed for the children who are still unaware of the miracles this wonderful machines can cause, to make them more tech-friendly.
The Raspberry Pi exercises an Arm chip like that observed in mobile phones and is meant to execute a version of the Linux open source OS. Test versions of the finished devices are currently being tried and and if everything's satisfactory, volume production will begin in January.
David Braben is the brain behind Raspberry Pi, who came upon this concept while exploring new inspiring ways to direct the younger people for a career in technology. Owing to BBC Micro, he and his school friend Ian Bell created a novel game called ELITE, which was later followed on by many other games.
The development of this device is being minutely watched by the eager ones waiting to set their hands on it. The new post on their official blog dated 23 December reported that the initial finished circuit boards got in.
Two models of the finished device will be up for grabs-
Model A priced at $25 (£16) which doesn't feature an Ethernet port.
Model B priced at $35 (£22) with an Ethernet port.
Raspberry Pi initially aimed to complete this machine before the start of 2012. All the same, holdups on the development front shifted the release date three weeks behind schedule. In spite of all this, people get to order their devices in early January.