There’s a really fantastic piece in Techradar and Linux Format, going into considerable depth to compare, contrast and review five Raspberry Pi operating systems. If you’ve been thinking about trying out a new distro on your Pi, it’s a great place to start. (And well done, Raspbian!)
If you’re in the South West of England and you’re at a loose end tomorrow, why not drop in on the RISC OS South West show? There’s a Raspberry Jam going on at the same time, lots of Pi stuff for sale (the RISC OS shows are a brilliant place to pick up peripherals for your Pi, and a great place to see some Pi harware projects in the flesh), and the organisers are hoping to get a chance to introduce plenty of Raspberry Pi users to RISC OS.
RISC OS was made available for the Pi back in October. Steve Revill from RISC OS Open has sent us some graphs showing just what sort of impact that news has made on the RISC OS userbase. I’ll let them speak for themselves. (As always, click to enlarge.)
Eben and I are planning to visit the Wakefield RISC OS show in April – watch this space!
We’re very pleased to announce the immediate availability of RISC OS for the Raspberry Pi. First released in 1987, its origins can be traced back to the original team that developed the ARM microprocessor. RISC OS is owned by Castle Technology Ltd, and maintained by RISC OS Open Ltd. This version is made available free of charge to Raspberry Pi users.
We really recommend a download; it’s very smooth, very fast to boot, and we’re delighted to be able to offer RISC OS for the platform. You’ll find a RISC OS image on the downloads page; and if you’re completely new to the OS, you’ll find Burngate’s Stroll around RISC OS in pdf form very useful.