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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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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jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

I'm interested in new OSs. OS developments and yes, random OSs like good old RiscOS. But I don't want Raspberry Pi guys spenting one minute on RiscOS because it should be about teaching and empowering kids. As I've already said I feel the RiscOS fans would be better improving Rox than nurse RiscOS any more. Put a RiscOS like GUI on Plan9 design with Linux hardware support and that would be my perfect OS. :-)

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