Linked by Martin H Hansen on Tue 26th Apr 2011 22:27 UTC
RISC OS This year's Wakefield RISC OS computer show has given enthusiasts of the niche platform much to talk about. The show featured the release of new hardware in the form of the ARMini, a 'Beagleboard inside' computing system optimised to run RISC OS. A full account of the show has been published on RISCOScode, one of the RISC OS rolling news websites. Note from Thom: Sorry for the headline.
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We're talking about RISC OS...
by bhtooefr on Tue 26th Apr 2011 23:47 UTC
bhtooefr
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2009-02-19

...awful puns, especially ones involving "ARM" or "RISC", are to be expected, from what I've seen.

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RE: We're talking about RISC OS...
by Coxy on Wed 27th Apr 2011 13:44 UTC in reply to "We're talking about RISC OS..."
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

Always the case.

Remeber the games Armageddon or grevious bodily 'arm?

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£599?
by biffuz on Wed 27th Apr 2011 10:48 UTC
biffuz
Member since:
2006-03-27

BeagleBoard = $149 = £ 89
BeagleBoard + case and bits + OS = £599

Am I missing something?

Ok that exotic hardware costs more, but c'mon...

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RE: ã599?
by viton on Wed 27th Apr 2011 11:14 UTC in reply to "£599?"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Ok that exotic hardware costs more, but c'mon...

Well, ARM hardware now is far from being "exotic" =)

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RE: ã599?
by Martin H Hansen on Wed 27th Apr 2011 11:17 UTC in reply to "£599?"
Martin H Hansen Member since:
2008-02-25

Your line
Beagleboard = £89
could be ammended to
Beagleboard + RISC OS = £89
as the OS is free from RISC OS Open.
That's a DIY solution to running RISC OS, and great if you are technically minded.
The ARMini comes as a properly packaged, ready to use, out of the box system - 'plug and play'.
The two solutions are aiming at two different sorts of RISC OS enthusiast.

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Photos
by Coxy on Wed 27th Apr 2011 13:48 UTC
Coxy
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2006-07-01

http://www.riscosopen.org/photos/projects/show/10

The article describes a full attendance and queues... don't look like there were that many people attending, and this "is the biggest show of the year", I wouldn't want to be attending one of the smaller shows :-)

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RE: Photos
by Coxy on Wed 27th Apr 2011 13:50 UTC in reply to "Photos"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

One of the biggest things talked about were the boiled sweets on offer at one of the stands... that's worth going all the way to wakefield for

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RE[2]: Photos
by trevj on Wed 27th Apr 2011 14:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Photos"
trevj Member since:
2011-04-27

[...] that's worth going all the way to wakefield for

I missed out on both the boiled sweets and the Bounty bars! The queues may not be evident in the photos but it was certainly reasonably busy.

Laugh all you like, but I think the turnout actually wasn't bad for an OS which is battling hard to be
"No Longer Thoroughly Obsolete"!
http://osne.ws/i4k

Do you have access to a BeagleBoard? If so, give it a go!

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RE: Photos
by Soulbender on Wed 27th Apr 2011 19:15 UTC in reply to "Photos"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The first thing that came to mind was "awesomely retro-80's show". The second thing was "so british it hurts".

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Searching the couch cushions...
by fretinator on Wed 27th Apr 2011 14:44 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

If I had the money I'd buy one. I love learning new ecosystems. Endeavors like the ARMini are more about passion than profit. As far as I concerned, that's a good thing. Go punters!

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