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The Pi will have a bigger community and more chance of mainline kernel support. I wish other boards could compete but that community is everything.

More accurately, the Pi has a bigger community of vocal fans and press who'll play up its accomplishments and shout down competitors and criticism of the Pi. For example, notice how not having onboard WiFi doesn't matter when the Pi lacks it, but is a big deal when it has it and its competitor doesn't. Also how the Hackaday article spins it as a good thing that, four years later, the Pi Foundation has released a board that's actually useable for the purpose they were promoting it for all along. For those four years, any suggestion the Pi wasn't usable for education was shouted down by fans and ignored by the press, but now the Pi 3's out and they can spin it as a positive thing...

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