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Is a $35 PC the Future of Computing?

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As the economy continues to recover, many companies are seeking ways to streamline efficiency without spending a fortune. One area of efficiency that has seen a significant boost recently is low cost computing.

Currently, the UK-based Raspberry PI Foundation is getting ready to release what is being hailed as the $35 computer. Unlike many past attempts at sub-$100 PCs, this PC can run Ubuntu, stream 1080i video and provide connectivity video output to PC monitors and TVs of all types. The Raspberry PI seems like it might be like a super-low cost thin client, when in reality it's a fully functional standalone PC.

Now, as exciting as it is to have access to computers that range from $25 for 128MB to $35 for the full 256 MB unit, there are some concerns that need to be addressed. And one of these concerns is whether you’ll be able to readily buy one of these computers.

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