RISC-V is seen as the future with more modern and more open design than ARM and zero security risks like ARM has. ARM is so risky, I'd never risk (pun intended) developing something new with it, only something old.
Oh yeah, forgot about that!
Still very low end devices, but moving up fast. I'm really excited to see the first SBCs and desktops built off of it.
Take a look at what the system comes with. From a quick check, I'm almost certain both CentOS and Fedora ship with rsyslog, which would lead me to believe that the Pi would have that or something very similar. If not, rsyslog does at least have an ARM package.
Pi runs Debian.
Yeah, I don't have any debian-based systems I can check right now, but I know it still has the mechanism built-in. Just might not be rsyslog.
Honestly, it's not impressive. This is not "power" hardware by any stretch. The price is high, but the gear in it is lackluster. They've not released a "power" product since 2013, what they released then was this which is pretty hampered, and they don't plan to update it until 2019 at the earliest.
It's not hard at all to see how an ARM-based system might compete really, really well here. Apple's "power user" hardware isn't on par with power users from the rest of the industry as it stands today and their refresh cycles are absurd so that anyone in their "power users club" has to already feel totally abandoned under the current model of things.
ou have something like Pi 3 and if so why ? and what OS on it ?
If you want to buy one which one interests you.
Raspberry Pi3 for thermostat and Arduino for door automation.
Why I am getting the vibe here that it is easier to code and automate with Arduino , is there an easy guide/wizard for it that does not involve alot of coding ?
Arduino is microprocessor coded with a specific dialect of c as most of micros todays. It is not able to run an os. Like any micro it accepts an entry point and starts looping the same code again and again until you pull the plug.
Raspberrypi is an arm architecture able to run an os. You can code it even in python or node.js