The latest chapter of the Raspberry Pi promises so much, but does it deliver? The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit-card sized single-board computers. The original Raspberry Pi was acclaimed by some reviewers as a desktop PC replacement. The reality was vastly different.
With a single core CPU and a 256MB dollop of RAM it was honestly too slow for many typical desktop tasks. It was never a desktop replacement after all. The Raspberry Pi's creators, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, wanted to spark children's interest in computer programming and encourage students to apply for computing degrees. The original Pi, and its later incarnation with 512MB RAM have been a runaway success, selling 5 million units. The charitable foundation has used the proceeds from the project to train teachers, supply educational resources, and fund numerous open source projects.