Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Oct 2012 22:11 UTC, submitted by bhtooefr
RISC OS "RISC OS Open are very pleased to announce the official release of RISC OS for the Raspberry Pi, 'RISC OS Pi'. This is a watershed moment for RISC OS and represents the culmination of many months of hard work from a whole community of developers, testers and other contributors. It also means the Raspberry Pi can now boast support for the quick, compact, original ARM-based operating system." This is absolutely fantastic news. I'm going to try this on my Pi later this week.
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RE[5]: Cool
by zima on Wed 31st Oct 2012 05:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Cool"
zima
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2005-07-06

So I wonder, did anybody compare it (I guess there is some benchmarking software) to RISC OS running under emulation? (I suppose RPCEmu is the most readily available option? And generally, emu could be more handy in many cases... http://www.osnews.com/thread?520050 )

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RE[6]: Cool
by bhtooefr on Wed 31st Oct 2012 10:16 in reply to "RE[5]: Cool"
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2009-02-19

http://www.riscosopen.org/forum/forums/5/topics/466?page=5#posts-12... is worth looking at.

Also, this: http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/rpcemu/2012-October/001738.html

Baseline is 177868, on a RiscPC with RISC OS 4.02 ROMs, and a 202 MHz StrongARM. So, the PandaBoard ES is nearly 2.5 times as fast as a 3.4 GHz Core i7 (I'm assuming Sandy or Ivy Bridge, at that clock speed - although, I'm pretty sure RPCEmu is single-threaded or nearly so, but that just makes it more fair). Actually, for that matter, a 600 MHz BeagleBoard would be faster. (The Iyonix and Raspberry Pi, on the other hand, are not.)

Edited 2012-10-31 10:17 UTC

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RE[7]: Cool
by zima on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 22:00 in reply to "RE[6]: Cool"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks for the links. I must note that an emulated (say, on a laptop) RISC OS machine is likely still most convenient ;P - especially since it seems to win handily in, & can generally benefit from, one of the two recent major improvements in ~PC tech: storage, especially when that storage is a fast SSD (the other improvement, dual+ core CPUs, not applying to RISC OS obviously)

Overall, RISC OS is not an operating system starved for CPU power on pretty much anything - I suppose it runs more than fine on RPi? I tried it under RPCEmu running on an Athlon XP 1700+ (1.46 GHz), a decade+ old CPU - and it was fine (but then, those were fairly barebones RISC OS images, not much apps of any kind ...are there any "fancied out" images available, with tons of software already included? Or do numerous licenses make that impractical? Some good software directory at least?)

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