7 years ago
preinstalled with enough of Linux for me to do some program development
on it - primarily in C - without having to configure it in any way that
would need a display?
I am currently away from home and have no access to an HDMI display. So
I would like a RPi which "just works" - i.e. comes pre-installed and
which can get its IP address from a DHCP server so that I can just
telnet (preferably) or ssh (not so good) to it from a Windows laptop.
(The laptop does not have a video-in port, before someone asks.)
I want to use the Pi for software development so it would need to have
the usual development programs installed - gcc, make, ld etc. Python
could also be handy. I can download other packages but bandwidth here is
limited so it would be better if it came preinstalled with most things.
For package management I would prefer apt-get over any of the others
that I have come across.
Oh, and it would be handy if it came with Samba preinstalled so that I
can map a drive to the Pi from Windows.
I don't need a windowing system on it. Samba and telnet access is all I
would need for access to the Pi.
I could plug a USB keyboard and an ethernet cable into it and otherwise
it pretty-much has to be accessible out of the box: I would have no way
to deal with error messages on a non-existent screen.