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Q&A: Eben Upton from The Raspberry Pi Foundation

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After announcing the launch of a ₤15 ($A23.50) computer designed specifically for the education sector in May this year, London-based charity, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, spoke to Computerworld Australia about the progress of the project.

How are plans going for the rollout of the Raspberry Pi Device and when do you hope to have it made available for purchase?

Plans are going well. We completed the final schematics for the developer board release three weeks ago, and are due to have the first assembled units in a few day's time. Assuming everything checks out, we should have units available for purchase by the end of the year.

What's coming up next on your IT agenda?

The initial boards will go out with a fairly vanilla install of Ubuntu, but in the longer term we intend to provide educational software with a common look and feel.

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