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[2]: priorities
by _txf_ on Mon 31st Oct 2011 15:02 UTC in reply to "RE: priorities"
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3D acceleration is needed for what exactly? It's not like you are going to run Cryengine 2 or Unigine on it, anyway. I think it has linux drivers with 3D acceleration, as they were able to run Quake 3 Arena on it.


Amusingly the RasberryPi processor started out as a gpu. They then bolted on a cpu (on the same die?). That is why it has such an unusual boot up sequence and such an underpowered application processor (at least in comparison with most arm contemporaries today).

Edited 2011-10-31 15:03 UTC

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