I'll send the developer an email and let them know about tinycore linux, perhaps the guys developing the 2 projects could collaborate.
It would be interesting to know how they respond.
Haven't they yet? Anyone knows?
On the ram front, they upgraded (don't know when exactly) their planned specifications from 128Mb Sdram to 256Mb =)
I believe this thingie is going to see light for real only when I see it. Many announced pieces of hardware never made it to the final users!
I consider a fundamental trend in personal computing the switch to usb-centric computers.
My current mini-itx setup relies heavily on every sort of usb gadget to carry on the various tasks I need from time to time: inside it there is only the motherboard (with integrated usb controllers and video chipset), the ram and the cpu.
This Raspberry in particular made me ponder about how nice it would be if even ram could be extensible via USB: one poorman's way would be creating linux swap file/partition on a usb flash drive, but then there are at least two issues: speed and write cycles wear.
The first problem could be mitigated by upcoming usb 3.0. Second issue would be more troublesome: I googled for a non-solid-state usb drive (even some volatile technology embedded inside an usb device would do), but didn't find anything.
I fancy about rendering the ddr ram a sort of second cache, and have a bigger, slower reservoir of memory via usb. This hierarchy (from small&fast to big&slow) should have no pre-defined end: first cpu sram cache, then dram banks, then this imagined usb ram, then maybe remote ram on another appliance, then who knows... =)
Enough of a rant. I like the Raspberry Pi idea, anyway.