To argue for the other side: we all have to start somewhere. There are people who are using Linux for the first time seriously on Raspberry Pis. You can set Jitsi up on your Pi and get some people on a VC. You will learn the limitations. If someone had an old pentium laying around, there is nothing to stop them getting Jitsi Meet and installing it. It wont run well, but you can do it and you’ll learn to use a more powerful machine.
Many of us have learnt our trade. We have access to enterprise level servers either in-house or on the cloud with 8GB of RAM or more paid for by our companies. Many kids are starting out and most people when they are learning do not have access to such machines. They have got a Raspberry Pi 4B at a fixed cost. This version of the machine is far more capable.
To clarify, I’m using an SSD over USB 3. I had used Jitsi on a microSD card (Integral) for 6 weeks and though I don’t recommend it, it didn’t kill the card, crash once or run badly. It was the 4GB version of the 4B, I tried armhf Raspbian; arm64 NSpawn and Ubuntu. I was trying to make a docker image for an 80 core ARM server at the time with 512GB of RAM running Buster. A very nice server, but I only had a production box and not even that at the start due to shipping delays.
The setup and running experience for many applications on ARM is the same as the X64. We have ARM Macs promised. Already have some ARM PCs. The support is the same, if not simpler because you can predict the hardware configurations.
That’s my 2 cents for the other side. I am going to sleep on your comments Master Yoda. I really appreciate your opinion. Thank you.
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