Some Reg reviews
of these apps would be great.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has opened an online software shop tied to its cheap-as-chips micro-computer. The Pi Store - not, alas, "the Pi Shop", which Brits will surely agree sounds better - is intended to provide a port of call for users seeking apps, games, tools and guidance to help them make the most of their wee, ARM- …
>> I used to love adding a "cheat", such as infinite lives/ammo to character 1 or removing collision on a certain wall, for when I played multiplayer with a friend
I had fun with "Snake" - programmed the shift key to reverse the left & right keys of my opponent. Provided much hilarity until he realised what I had done.
Pah! We didn’t have these new fangled apps stores and computers when I was a lad.
We had to work in’t mill on Jethro’s patented Loom Powered ‘Calculating Blending Machine’. T’was powered by water wheel set outside mill building set in’t stream for both power and water cooling.
Problems were set out in binary by placing 64 bobbins of threat on’t top of machine and feeding thread through metal eyelets called ‘Bits’. We used to call then 64bits.
Threads would be fed into the Central Pulling Unit. The CPU would gather all 64Bits and feed then into a pipe and a metal bar called the Rigid Angle Mover would gather up the threads. The threads would come off the other end of the RAM and be rearranged using the Gilling Picking Uptwister. The GPU would feed the threads onto a piece of board with pins on it called the Loom Carding Dyer where inks would be dripped onto threads. The results of the calculation would be read from the LCD then dumped out the other end to the Loom which would have a Shuttle called the Head would move side to side to bind the threads together to give us a permanent record of the result.
If anything broke then there would be a great wailing and gnashing of teeth until the soft-thread-wear engineer would either cut the thread that was locking up the machine or join a split thread together. We used to call these times Bite ‘Ur Gums or BUGs for short.
We also used to get a nice line in jumpers out of the Calculating Blending Machine.
But tell that to the youth of today and they won’t believe you!
I'd suggest Libre Office might be a bit of an overkill really - Abiword and Gnumeric I would suggest as more appropriate.
First suggestion is get a different browser from Midori, it seriously drove me up the wall, but installing Network Manager and Synaptic Package manager might just find you not needing to use the Pi Shop at all.
Sadly, gotta return it to RS, as the SD carrier was broken on arrrival...
Another 15 weeks wait?? Hope not, the thing's really beautiful. Got it (somehow) connected, holding the card in with a judiciously-placed book, but (stupidly) I did a S/W upgrade. The book fell halfwat through, card flopped out, and now it's bricked. Still, for the short time it worked, it looked brilliant!
On the Raspberry Pi you already have a _distribution_ with repositories. There's little need for a "shop". Shops have either the problem that they are felt to be to restrictive, or that they contain malware, or sometimes even both.
What will happen though is that this will probably introduce some security problems.
It does seem a bit backward to be honest.. if anything they should have built a nicer apt/dpkg frontend based on Synaptic. This sort of thing (one click install from website) has been done before and I can't remember anyone using it.
Maybe this will help the kiddie winks once they actually get some to people that don't just want a cheap XBMC machine..
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