Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Oct 2012 22:11 UTC, submitted by bhtooefr
RISC OS "RISC OS Open are very pleased to announce the official release of RISC OS for the Raspberry Pi, 'RISC OS Pi'. This is a watershed moment for RISC OS and represents the culmination of many months of hard work from a whole community of developers, testers and other contributors. It also means the Raspberry Pi can now boast support for the quick, compact, original ARM-based operating system." This is absolutely fantastic news. I'm going to try this on my Pi later this week.
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RE[3]: Cool
by bhtooefr on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Cool"
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And if RISC OS supported it, which it doesn't (and usually a stable port isn't available until the platform's had about 6-12 months of RISC OS development, based on the past).

Fastest single ARM core you can readily buy is probably the Cortex-A15 as used in Samsung's Exynos 5 Dual, running at 1.7 GHz. (The second core sits there and does nothing under RISC OS.)

Once the X-Gene comes out, that thing will be an absolute beast. As far as I can tell, ARM basically outsourced the development of the first ARMv8 chips to AppliedMicro, and the X-Gene looks like it'll whip up on the Cortex-A15. And with eight 2.5 GHz cores. (About a third as fast as an equivalent Sandy Bridge core, it seems, but that's still REALLY FREAKING FAST as far as ARM stuff goes.) But, it's a server chip.

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