The Raspberry Pi's USB problems have been reduced but they will never be totally solved.
You could use a USB microphone.
You could and it might work, but it might not since the Raspberry Pi has problems with USB and isochronous transfers are particularly problematic.
No, they haven't completely resolved the multiple bugs with USB on the Raspberry Pi and I don't expect they ever will. Some of them seem to be completely unsolvable in software..
Incidentally, they've just started a beta test of the latest round of USB fixes: http://www.raspberrypi.org/php...
Nope, doesn't help. Hot-plugging a USB device on a Raspberry Pi without USB polyfuses (which are only present on the first version of the Pi) can cause the Pi to reset or crash. I tried putting this infomation on the Raspberry Pi page on Wikipedia but it was reverted, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Raspberry_Pi&diff=559064643&oldid=559049166
Tegra 5 gives Nvidia the chance to demonstrate their new ARM strategy of fusing 64-bit ARM cores (ARMv8 - desktop class) with PC-class AAA GPU cores
Tegra 5 uses ARM's A15-Cortex 32-bit ARMv7 core. Tegra 6 will be Nvidia's first SoC to use their custom designed 64-bit ARMv8 core.
If I wasn't interested I wouldn't have asked the question. I'm definitely not the only person who is curious about this situation.
Thanks for replying, but you didn't answer my question. I want to know why you are no longer a Raspberry Pi Foundation trustee. Why did you resign?
Eben, why were you terminated as a director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation?
The Pi is similar in power to the original Xbox GPU-wise but not CPU-wise. From the FAQ, here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs
Overall real world performance is something like a 300MHz Pentium 2
This simply isn't true. XBMC on the Raspberry Pi is actually a rather poor experience. The Ouya is reputed to be powerful enough to decode H.264 in at least 1080p24 (using the ARM CPUs NEON instructions on all four of its cores) if need be, i.e. no video decode hardware acceleration necessary This ability might come in handy with some non-standard H.264 content that the Pi can't play.
Future samples are approved for sale as a standalone product because "they boot", which obviously qualifies them to ship.
Isn't that the same criteria the Raspberry Pi Foundation used?
Liz can be just so incredibly abrasive sometimes. She once implied I was a lunatic when I complained about the Raspberry Pi's USB issues. How a person like her ends up doing PR is beyond me, although she appears to have done a good job with the media side of things.
Ok, so you're saying that it makes sense to risk frying a $500 laptop instead of a $25 Pi? Riiiight.
Only an idiot would connect something capable of damaging their computer directly to it. This is what opto-isolators are for.
And when you say "underpowered", that's because you hadn't realised that the SoC was designed to go into hi-def PVRs or BluRay players, so it has a muscular GPU, and the "underpowered" ARM CPU was an afterthought...and you haven't kept up with the news,
You're making an incorrect assumption. I say the Raspberry Pi is underpowered because there are similar SoCs available that have ARM Cortex A8 or A9 CPUs in them which are clocked higher than the older ARM1176JZF-S CPU in the Pi and which support the newer ARMv7 architecture versus the Pi's ARMv6. This is a big deal since ARMv7 CPUs can run at their full potential using standard armhf Linux distributions.
Also, the GPU in the Pi isn't as powerful as the Raspberry Pi Foundation would have people believe. Just look at the results Luc Verhaegen has achieved with the supposedly much weaker GPU in the Allwinner A10.
Instead of putting up with the buggy and underpowered Raspberry Pi you could just spend $15 and use GPIO with your existing computer: http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G135390529643
Hey Luc, why not drop round the Raspberry Pi forum and tell them about this. As you know they are a friendly bunch of guys and will want to offer you their congratulations.
For the benefit of those who don't realize it, this is sarcasm. Read this and see both Eben and Liz Upton at their "charming" best and you'll understand: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2221
It's a pity the mainstream media haven't mentioned these sorts of events which have occurred numerous times on their forums. The Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Raspberry Pi apologists ought to brace themselves though, the PR bubble and hype surrounding the Pi won't last forever. Eventually reality will prevail.