I have seen many mentions of the Raspberry Pi on the forums. I have 2 of them personally, and they’re both dead. The only common denominator between the two of them is that they were early first-gen RPis. Needless to say, even Pi left a bad taste in my mouth.
I want a general utility computer that isn’t a full-blown, power-hungry desktop, or a hosted virtual server that costs $X/mo to keep online. I’ve been looking over Wikipedia’s List of single-board computers and there are so many options. I’d love to try them all, but I’d also love to own my own island in the Caribbean. Does anyone have a smallish “utility” computer similar to the Raspberry Pi that they use? I’d really like something that is multi-core and reasonably fast (1 GHz+). Any reviews or recommendations out there?