I know I know, a 650+ mb file on a 4GB SDHC card is preposterous. Hear me out on this I promise!
Whenever my Pi (Is that the politically correct abreviation for it?) comes in, I'm going to implement it as more of a Network Monitoring + basic programming. I'm trying to also figure out if I want to connect it to our 46" VIA HDMI (Which would be AMAZING), or get a dedicated monitor and have a separate workstation for it. I wouldn't mind having a separate workstation for it, so when I get my own place (I'm a college kid who still lives at home, I'm only 21. Cut me some slack haters!) I can organize my workstations throughout my future place.
I'll let you all decide: Dedicated workstation or 46" and deal with an external for when I move out? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
I think linux was the best choice for my workflow, because I like to do things on a deep OS level , rather than a fancy GUI (which is always convenient). Plus I'll be able to sharpen my Linux knowledge a little better. The Raspberry Pi is still backordered unfortunately, but they're making GREAT progress none the less! I have faith in the team that they are working around the clock to get their orders out. In my opinion: $35 well spent (not a typo, Model B board is $35 USD, Model A is expected to be $25).
Peace out Y'all!