Momentum building for Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently celebrated it’s fourth anniversary this past February. Their Raspberry Pi computer has become quite a success despite it’s initially diminutive level of processing power. Using it’s relatively powerful GPU, the Raspberry Pi is capable of becoming a decent media player. However, attempting to use the Raspberry Pi as a replacement […]

Installing SDL2 on Raspbian Jessie

Setting up an SDL2 development environment up and running on your Raspberry Pi has never been easier. Raspbian Jessie now makes it possible to install SDL2 (along with the extension libraries) without having to compile from source.

How to configure password-less SSH in Linux

Quickly and easily setup a passwordless and secure connection between two linux computers. This article will show you how to generate public and private keys using ssh-keygen, as well as how to conveniently send your public key to a remote server using ssh-copy-id.

The TRS-80 PC-2 Pocket Computer

Tandy sold eight different models of Pocket Computers from 1980 to 1987. This included the PC-1 (1980), PC-2 (1982), PC-3 (1983), PC-4 (1983), PC-5 (1985), PC-6 (1986), PC-7 (1986) and PC-8 (1987). Despite being only the second model released, the PC-2 was by far the most powerful (and the largest) of the TRS-80 pocket computers. […]

The Commodore Vic-20 Computer

Commodore’s Vic-20 was the first personal computer to sell one million units. It was officially launched in the middle of 1980 at $299. The price of a new Vic-20 would eventually drop to as little as $99. This was extraordinarily inexpensive for a color computer at that time. During it’s production life (of approximately 4 years) the Vic-20 would go on to sell more than 2.5 million units in total. At one point they were being produced at a rate of more than 9,000 computers per day.

The Atari 1200XL Computer

A favourite among Atari hackers and collectors, the Atari 1200XL was the first of the XL line of 8 bit computers that followed the Atari 400 and Atari 800 computers. While there is much to appreciate about the 1200XL, it was generally not well received when initially launched in 1982.

Raspberry Pi Hunger

There are some who just can’t wait for their Raspberry Pi.