We've got a few weeks to go before the genesis block, and all signs point so far to CPU/GPU mining using a Linux Ubuntu or OS X system with AlethZero (unless I'm missing something). I'd like to be involved as a supporter and hobbyist but my primary computer is a laptop and I'm constantly on the move which is not ideal for staying online and processing. So, I've been toying with the idea of getting a linux desktop, raspberry pie(s) or other rig in order to participate. I'm not a developer, so I have to piggyback on the forums and youtube to get things set up.
1. Anyone have insight or guidelines as to what would be an optimum setup in terms of cost/efficiency?
2. Have Raspberry Pi test projects worked out?
3. If so, would the new Raspberry Pi 2 be suitable?
4. Or would just grabbing a Linux computer be easier/more efficient in terms of setup and processing power?