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 AnythingButVista on Mon 31st Oct 2011 15:22 UTC
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To me, teaching students with RISCOS is like teaching them Latin -- it's not something they are going to actually use in the real world.

I'd rather have them learning in Linux, which is a mature OS you can command at will, while still getting to use your computer when you want to actually get things done.

It's like schools teaching students LOGO or BASIC. How many programs you actually use in your job were written in LOGO or BASIC? Even Visual Basic is looked down on by true software developers. I say start students early in Python, C and C++.

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