Attractive though this board is in price at least, it measures about the size of a credit card, it is quite hard to get one I know I have been waiting 4 or 5 months since I knew I could place an order and still don’t have one. I don’t know how true this figure is but am lead to believe some 350,000 people have ordered and waiting delivery for their Raspberry PI Board. If you cant wait to try Raspberry PI you can at least emulate the operating system and it’s processor using a method described below. The board itself may be a good price but you may also need to buy ancillary equipment to use it, which could cost you as much as the board itself.
Below is a procedure for Raspberry PI Debian and to get working there are other distro which you could use instead and should be able to run using a slight variation on the command line executed in fact all you need do is change the image filename. One thing I would like to be able to solve is the resolution problem which comes out at an awful 640 x 480 so if any bright spark can offer an alternative that works if you can help please comment below. (I have tried many variations to the command line below to obtain higher resolution image nothing so far works).