“It was exciting. My first Raspberry PI arrived. I had already purchased a case and power supply. I had the keyboard, mouse, ethernet, TV ready, and a pre-installed Debian 6 SD Card. And I had the XBMC SD Card, pre-installed, from PI HUT. I really wanted to just get the PI running and see what it could do with a proven application pre-installed and pre-configured.
When the PI arrived, I plugged everything in, inserted the SD Card, powered it up, and prepared to start figuring out why it didn't work..... like always happens with a new system. But NOTHING went wrong! The PI worked. The SD Card booted flawlessly to XBMC. In a minute I was up and exploring. A minute later I was watching a video online. Ten minutes later I had copied a movie from my Mac and was watching a movie! I love it. Now I've justified the cost of the PI and with XBMC it has a place and a purpose. Now I can start playing with XBMC and Debian and see how far I can take it.”
“This was our first experience of the RPi, which I bought for our son. Plugged everything in, inserted the Raspbian SD card, switched on and held breath. Scrolling machine code for a few seconds, then a window offering a few options, which we just exited for the time being, and then up came the RPi home screen, very welcoming. Within minutes we were browsing the internet and having fun with some of the pre-installed simple games, such as the snake game (similar to the one that used to be on all Nokia phones years ago).
We've got a lot more exploring to do, but this seems to be a brilliantly simple way to start, so I have to say 'highly recommended, and very good value'.”