So I ordered my Gooseberry (Raspberry Pi alternative) and all the necessary cables etc.
- The memory card for the OS, 16 GB, Class 10, Micro SD.
- A HDMI mini to HDMI cable.
- A USB mini to USB (female).
I might need an externally powered USB hub to use a mouse and a keyboard at the same time, but we’ll see. I plan to be doing most of the work through terminal or (when the GUI is set up) the SSH/VNC.
Pronounced: Pingu (see wiki)
The name is made up of the networking tool ping and the GNU. Fitting for a Linux thingy. I should really explain that I have a squishy teddy-thing penguin (about 40cm tall) and I plan to open him up and install the new Gooseberry board running Arch Linux. Power or data transfer LED just behind the fabric of his eye (so his eye lights up) and write some kind of script to utilize voice commands with google voice search. Continue reading “Gooseberry and PingGNU…”