Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2011 12:59 UTC, submitted by Martin H Hansen
RISC OS Sometimes, on a rather boring and run-of-the-mill Monday, I get news in the submission queue which just puts a gigantic smile on my face. We've talked about the Raspberry Pi before on OSNews, and other than reporting that everything's on track for a Christmas launch, it has also been announced that the Raspberry Pi will be able to run... RISC OS. A British educational ARM board running RISC OS? We have come full circle. And I couldn't be happier. Update: Theo Markettos emailed me with two corrections - Markettos isn't actually a representative of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and the quoted bits are transcribed, they're not Markettos' literal words. Thanks for clearing that up!
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by zima on Mon 31st Oct 2011 14:35 UTC
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Luckily, RISC OS camp realized (even if it took some time? ;) ) it's a bad idea to jeopardize any remaining chances your niche platform might have, by focusing on niche & expensive hardware ([hint]"Amiga"[/hint] ;) )

Should be fun, we'll see how it goes (even if "The price point, educational focus, and software support are exceptional" - emphasis mine - is IMHO a bit premature at this point; those aspects might still end up like with OLPC & Sugar...)

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