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[5]: priorities
by kragil on Tue 1st Nov 2011 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: priorities"
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First you would need to ask the framebuffer or VESA(or whatever driver they use) developers, not the LXDE devs.
Second RiscOS is handtuned assembly and it sure it does a few things faster than rudimentary compatibility code.
But being written in assembly makes it nearly impossible to extend and keep up with the fast changing world around us.
You have to decide, do you want a horse that only goes fast in a straight line or do you want a horse that actually goes around corners?

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