Game Developer David Braben (Elite creator) tells Eurogamer that the consumer version of the Raspberry Pi device (a $25 – $35 credit-card sized computer designed to give children of all economic backgrounds the ability to learn important computer skills – will be made available to the public in the third quarter of this year. A pre-order system for the developer version of the Raspberry Pi will be unveiled in the near future, Braben tells Eurogamer.
"We've not got a pre-order [system] for the commercial one yet because we need to determine the price, determine roughly when it's going to be," he said. "We have a good idea that it will be sort of in Q3 this year, but we can't be certain. There are a lot of variables in terms of what we need to get ready. We don't know completely but we're moving very quickly."
The Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is the brainchild of Braben, is offering two versions of the ARM GNU/Linux box, though both use Linux Fedora as its operating system of choice. Model A features 128Mb of RAM, one USB port and no Ethernet, while Model B has 256Mb RAM, 2 USB ports and an Ethernet port.
You can find out more about Raspberry Pi by visiting www.raspberrypi.org.