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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RE: Price
by bhtooefr on Mon 31st Oct 2011 16:08 UTC in reply to "Price"
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Arguably, the RISC OS camp didn't realize it, they just got lucky by relatively cheap and generic ARM hardware becoming popular for some things.

The Amiga camp moved to PPC back when PPC was viable, and there were, IIRC, a couple attempts to move to Macs just as the PPC Mac was dying. Now, it's not a popular platform for this sort of thing, so they have to make their own hardware - just as the Acorn community did 5-10 years ago.

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