I got everything on amazon, didn’t pay for shipping (Prime member):
So far I bought:
– Raspberry PI ($48)
– Raspberry PI case ($14)
– Power adapter ($2.25)
– SNES-like Controller with USB jack ($10.75)
I first intend to install Ubuntu ARM along with several video game console emulators for NES, SNES, SEGA, N64.
People at the Raspberry PI G+ Community have suggested instead to install arch linux and keep it light, I’ll go first for ubuntu since I know it well.
However I’m thinking that a more interesting option, given that it has an ARM processor is to install Android Jelly Bean on it and see if not only I can run game emulators on it, I’ll be running and testing FrostWire for Android on it.
Ever since I started developing FrostWire for Android I’ve thought that Android has everything in it to be a desktop operating system, maybe Raspberry PI’s will be the hardware I’ll use to prove my vision.
The idea is to end up with a nice tutorial on how to do this after I’m done so you can all do it. In the meantime I’ll keep posting updates.