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[6]: priorities
by zima on Tue 1st Nov 2011 08:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: priorities"
zima
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Wait, seriously, a horse analogy, while cars would be perfectly fine? ;) (seeing how Clarkson semi-constantly highlights this difference between American and European cars)

PS. I guess it ultimately boils down to how the graphics stack used by LXDE assumes, optimally, exploiting basic capabilities of even "ancient" graphics hardware (I know a functioning driver makes a huge difference even on my Matrox Millenium), fallbacks being there "just in case".
While RISC OS is from another era, assuming lack of such luxuries but, as you say, being able of much less.

Edited 2011-11-01 08:23 UTC

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