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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jabjoe
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2009-05-06

That's mine too, but I just want to be absolutely crystal that this should not take one second away from time spend working on Linux. Any time/energy/money taken away from Linux in favour of RiscOS is harm as far as I'm concerned. I do kind of feel the RiscOS guys should be joining in with Linux to be honest. RiscOS is over.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

*sigh*

We're not talking about RISC OS taking over the world, or competing with Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X in any serious way. That's not the point.

However, that doesn't mean it can't be fun. Saying everyone should just use Linux and forget anything else even exists is an elitist attitude that can only lead to stagnation. As far as desktop use goes, Linux is also completely useless compared to Windows and Mac OS X - should everyone just focus on Windows and the Mac and forget about Linux?

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M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

*sigh*
We're not talking about RISC OS taking over the world, or competing with Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X in any serious way. That's not the point.


I agree. What's the point in reading a news site about all OS' if you're only interested in one? Or even three? RISC OS is an irrelevency, few sane people would deny it, but why does that mean people should stop developing for it? Pot plants are nice, but irrelevent; should we then all grow cereals instead?

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