Raspberry Pi RAM doubled

The Raspberry Pi foundation has released a new version of its credit card-sized computer the Raspbery Pi which now sports 512MB of RAM, up from 256MB in previous versions.

The upgraded Raspberry Pi will cost the same as previous models and as such any outstanding orders will be automatically upgraded to the new model.

The doubling of RAM should open up the computer for use with a great range of programs and improve performance.

“Units should start arriving in customers’ hands today, and we will be making a firmware upgrade available in the next couple of days to enable access to the additional memory,” said Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer, about the size of a credit card, which is aimed primarily at use in schools and developing countries to help with teaching programming as well as simply providing access to a basic computer. It can run a variety of operating systems but the recommended one is a variation of Linux.

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