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Discussion on: 5 Reasons why Cloud Free Tier is better than your Raspberry Pi

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Junxiao Shi

I signed up at Oracle Cloud last month. It's powerful for hosting websites, but it's not a replacement of Raspberry Pi.

  • Ethernet (non-IP) is non-existent. I can transmit non-IP traffic, but the peer in the same virtual network cannot receive it.
  • IPv6 is non-existent.
  • VM is in a data center, which means higher latency to resources in my residence (2TB hard drive, etc).
  • There's no way to connect a temperature sensor or LCD screen or gamepad.
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Roberto Di Bella Author

Thanks for reading! As I mentioned in the Disclaimer the title is provocative and the No Free Lunch theorem applies here as well: there is no technology that will conquer everything. Everything depends on what you want to do with it. I consider the Raspberry Pi an incredible piece of technology and its uses are infinite, the goal of this article is to shed some light on Cloud Free Tiers than can be better for the reason I mentioned :)