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: priorities
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2011 14:02 UTC in reply to "priorities"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Screw X. RISC OS is far more interesting.

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RE[2]: priorities
by zima on Mon 31st Oct 2011 14:08 in reply to "RE: priorities"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Though inexpensive machine of such class with LXDE would be probably more useful...

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RE[2]: priorities
by kragil on Mon 31st Oct 2011 15:25 in reply to "RE: priorities"
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2006-01-04

Well, it may be to you. But guess that most people don't want such a primitive OS that is completely written in ARM assembly (and therefor has nearly no hope of getting any modern OS features)

RPi Foundations intention is to bring modern computing to children for cheap and that is most likely if they get Linux running properly on those machines and at the moment proper X drivers really would help with that.

RiscOS might be great for your short-lived toying fancy, but it sure as hell isn't important in the grand scheme of things.

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