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Cambridge-based low-cost computer Raspberry Pi has finally gone on general sale — and the device is proving so popular that the group is struggling to keep its website up and running.

Raspberry Pi low cost computer built on ARM and Linux

After a long period of development, Raspberry Pi, the low-cost computing initiative out of Cambridge, U.K. that’s aiming to improve computer education, has finally gone on general sale.

Following a pilot run at the end of last year, the £22 ($35) device went on sale Wednesday morning at the Raspberry Pi website. It’s already proving so popular that the site has struggled to take the load.

If you can’t get to the site, then perhaps you can amuse yourself with this: a video from the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones, who runs through the details with Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton.

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  1. Heh, it was not the raspberry pi www site that could not take the heat, it was the retail partners sites that were completely melting for a couple or hours…

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