new member needs advice and input

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new member needs advice and input

Hi all, this is my first post on here and was wondering if the Raspberry pi is worth the money? I'm sick of my abortion of a laptop known as a chromebook and have started looking for something else. I've mainly given up trying to install Ubuntu onto it because I'm not any good with that kind of stuff and so I'm wondering if like I said, is the Raspberry pi 3 model B worth the money from Amazon? I'm also currently look at a Eleduino case with cooling fan. Is that case worth it? Is there any support for Wifi or bluetooth with a pi? And what version of ubuntu is the most stable? Thanks in advance.

   

   

AnonyMan
Re: new member needs advice and input

Welcome!
I honestly doubt anyone here even knows what Ubuntu or a Rasbery Pi is. Most people here are trying to figure out how to use a mouse on their Windows XP computers..
I know what a Rasberry Pi is and I've actually used Ubuntu, but I dont know enough about either to answer your questions.
Good luck!

hubby
Re: new member needs advice and input

You arent any good at installing Ubunu on a Chromebook, but you'll be good at putting together a Rasberry Pi, then installing Ubuntu or Raspbian on it?
i'm confused.

powellbr
I just looked at the FAQs on

I just looked at the FAQs on the raspberry pi website and they come pre-assembled so I don't see what the problem is, and my understanding is that you download the OS to a SD card and then put the sd card in the slot and it works, then you connect your inputs and you're good. Am I wrong about this somewhere?

hubby
Re: new member needs advice and input

I dont know enough about them to know if you're wrong or not, but i highly doubt that the "put the SD card in the slot and it works" part is 100% accurate - particularly the "and it works' part... Rasberry. Pi is a hobbyists toy. If you're into learning, tinkering, etc, then I hear they're great. If you want a machine you can use for homework, or whatever, Im not sure it's the right choice. My advice is to keep looking/asking before you buy to make sure you're getting what you think you are getting.

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