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: Linux, really?
by helpful on Mon 31st Oct 2011 18:34 UTC in reply to "Linux, really?"
helpful
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2011-10-31

Even as a RISC OS fan, I have to shout "Troll"!

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RE[2]: Linux, really?
by theinonen on Mon 31st Oct 2011 19:18 in reply to "RE: Linux, really?"
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2009-10-06

I have several systems, mainly Alphaservers/Alphastations running Linux and the amount of useful software is really low. Besides of Blender and Firefox there are not that many. Most are either half finished or unrefined not suitable for real work. Amount does not equal quality.

From all the different systems I have collected along the years, must say the IYONIX is really one of the most fun and usable ones I have.

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RE[3]: Linux, really?
by jabjoe on Tue 1st Nov 2011 15:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux, really?"
jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

Gimp, Inkscape, LibreOffice, Apt, Hugin, Handbreak, VLC, XBMC, I could keep going. As a RiscOS fan, you must know of Artworks (which kind of carried on from !Draw), which became Xara Xtreme on PC, which Inkscape UI is based on. Inkscape is practically family. I've used Linux for my home desktop for years and I'm happier with it as a desktop then I have been since I left RiscOS. Guake gives me F12 command line goodness (and keeps the desktop alive) and Bash/Unix shell is better than the RiscOS command line shell. Python is better than BBC BASIC ever was. The only thing I still miss of RiscOS is the save/load drag drop.

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