Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 1st Sep 2009 18:29 UTC, submitted by James
RISC OS "US-based company Genesi, which builds ARM Cortex-powered appliances that could be compatible with the RISC OS Open Beagleboard work, is said to be in talks with RISC OS companies over a possible port of the OS to its products. It's hoped ROS 5 could be made to run on the lightweight EFIKA MX Open Client, which sports a 800MHz Cortex-A8 processor, 3D graphics hardware, 512M RAM, wifi networking and more. Genesi analyst Matt Sealey said: 'RISC OS is really popular in the UK and the last dedicated RISC OS box - the Iyonix - has been discontinued for six months. We are currently questioning the relevant companies in the UK, including [ROS 5 owners] Castle, about collaboration and marketing efforts, and the support they'd need to make it a reality.'"
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by TheBadger on Tue 1st Sep 2009 21:51 UTC
TheBadger
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"RISC OS is really popular in the UK"

True in 1989 (by virtue of Acorn's privileged status in education), much less true in 1999 (by virtue of Acorn's demise), hardly true at all in 2009.

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RE: Popular
by memson on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 11:01 in reply to "Popular"
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2006-01-01

"RISC OS is really popular in the UK"

True in 1989 (by virtue of Acorn's privileged status in education), much less true in 1999 (by virtue of Acorn's demise), hardly true at all in 2009.


Agreed. You'd be hard pressed to find more than a handful of Acorn users in any city. They are thin on the ground and mostly using second user systems that schools threw out or overly expensive (now discontinued) Iyonix.

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