During its launch last week the new Raspberry Pi computer which is priced at $35. Experienced such a high demand on its site in the first hours of going on sale, that 700 orders a second were being placed by hopeful customers. As you can imagine the website collapsed under the load of the traffic, but then recovered later in the day.
Now in addition to its launch Raspberry Pi developers have this week announced the arrival of Arch Linux ARM for the Raspberry Pi and is now available over on the company download page, for luck owners of a $35 Raspberry Pi computer.
“Arch Linux ARM is based on Arch Linux, which aims for simplicity and full control to the end user. It provides a lightweight base structure that allows you to shape the system to your needs. For this reason, the Arch Linux ARM image for the Raspberry Pi does not come with a graphical user interface, though you can easily install one yourself. Please note that this distribution may not be suitable for beginners.”
The Arch Linux ARM is currently on a rolling-release cycle enabling ti to be updated daily via small packages, instead of larger updates every few months. Jump over to the Raspberry Pi website to download and for more information.