Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 18:51 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS A flurry of RISC OS news today all crammed up into one item. There is a story on Java and RISC OS, a semi-announcement to a new source code release of RISC OS 5 by ROOL, and the Faraday medal for the man who designed the BBC Micro and ARM architecture - Professor Steve Furber. In addition, there is a piece on last week's news about the think tank Globalisation Institute's advice. The head of the organisation (who is a former RISC OS magazine journalist) seems to think unbundling RISC OS from the Iyonix is a possibility. Interestingly, the reports excludes Macintosh computers from unbundling. Update: The Intel Mac VirtualRiscPC beta has gone on sale.
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RE: the mac
by flibble on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 12:48 UTC in reply to "the mac"
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2007-05-19

The mac hardware is a very poor platform for porting risc os too, because large chucks of RISC OS are written in non-portable ARM assembler, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

The (not very) open license even goes as far as forbidding anyone to port it to non-ARM platforms.

Also, how open will Apple be with regards to hardware specs?

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